Union Terrace Gardens re-opens to the public

Aberdeen’s Union Terrace Gardens, one of the UK’s most important park regenerations, has re-opened following a £28million refurbishment.

The Victorian heritage of the Gardens has been restored and enhanced, including the ‘grand staircase’ into the lower Gardens, the historic Union Terrace Arcade Arches, and three statues.

Aberdeen City Council commissioned LDA Design to reunite the city behind a new design that would respect the unique charm and character of the Gardens, ringed by some of the city’s finest streets. Both masterplan proposals and detailed design drew heavily on extensive public consultation.

The Gardens cover approximately two and a half acres in a small river valley with a Victorian

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