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.




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