Secret Garden

The Secret Garden is your community space for growing on campus. Located next to Butchart on the Kings College campus, the garden is a convenient and a perfect blend of a sheltered, sunny and tranquil space.  



The garden is for the Aberdeen community to use as a social, growing and learning space with open access for all!

With the help of volunteers, student societies and the wider community, we aim to increase the capacity to grow seasonal produce which will supplement schemes such as the VegBag and cooking classes and socials to benefit you!

Gardening boasts many health and wellbeing benefits. Meeting interesting people, culminating in the rewards of the fruit of collective labour.

Volunteering and activities in the garden will help increase your carbon consideration in food choices, will reduce food miles and will give you new skills for you to use at home.




Join AberGreen volunteers and your Sports Officer in the Secret Garden on Sunday, 20th of October from 11 am to 1 pm. All are welcome to join. 

Want to work out outdoors, meet new people and help your community? The Green Gym is about all these things. It combines conservation or gardening work with stretches and exercises to help you use meaningful outdoor work as a way of building your fitness. In this session, we will be joining regular volunteers in the Secret Garden, the community garden for staff and students of Aberdeen University. 

The Green Gym will add some muscle to ongoing garden projects like creating paths and digging beds. 

Participants should come dressed for the outdoors and the weather, with sturdy footwear. Gloves will be provided. No gardening experience or fitness level is required. 




There is a range of different tasks for anyone to get involved in such as watering, weeding and seed-sowing or general tidying. This is a great opportunity for you to meet new people, spend some time outdoors, and give back to the community.

Equipment, tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided at each session, all you need to bring along is a bucket full of enthusiasm!

For those who're looking to go over and beyond, recognition for high involvement volunteers is available in the form of STAR Award, Saltire Award, training recognition certificates and more. You'd be:

Planning projects & meeting with Garden Co-ordinator on a regular basis
- Assisting at weekly sessions
- Raising the awareness and profile of The Secret Garden on campus
- Gain practical experience & free training
 … And much more

To apply or to ask a question, don’t hesitate to get in touch:
01224 274297