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Garden of Time

The Garden of Time is a beautiful haven where all are welcome to enjoy a peaceful moment surrounded by nature, history and art.

As part of the University of Stirling’s 50th anniversary celebrations in 2017, the University redeveloped an existing garden to create a new concept: a Garden of Time. Located to the east of the campus, the Garden enjoys spectacular views of Airthrey Castle, the Wallace Monument, the Ochil Hills and the prominent peak of Dumyat.

Reflecting the youthful vibrancy of the University, the Garden of Time is a place where nature meets art whilst exploring time and memory. It's a tranquil and inspirational place, which like the four seasons, will continually change and remain a place where everyone can visit, relax, imagine and dream new possibilities.

Landscape architects, designers and university curators have created a place of natural beauty within the campus’ historic parkland setting. The Garden features floral meadows, specimen trees, mowed lawn walkways, a walking labyrinth and unique sculptures.

How to find the Garden of Time

Follow Hermitage Road and you'll find The Garden of Time next to Alexander Court and opposite the Airthrey Golf Course club house. Find out more on getting around campus.

Sun to the Stone

Kathleen Jamie, Professor of Poetry was commissioned to write a poem which captures the spirit of the Garden and the ancient landscape.

Read Sun to the Stone
Photo of Kathleen Jamie

Leave a memory

For anyone who has loved the University of Stirling and its beautiful setting there are opportunities to remember an event, a friend or a loved one.

In addition to being a permanent recognition within the Garden, your donation will support current student projects and the ongoing development of the Garden of Time.

Recognition can be achieved through the following options:

  • engrave a Caithness path stone
  • adopt a specimen tree
  • support the purchase of original sculptural artworks

Find out more about donating or requesting a recognition.

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