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.

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 Pavilion. 

Be part of the Garden

Everyone is welcome to contribute to the development of the garden. There are a range of ways you can mark a memory or recognise a loved one.

Engrave a path stone

The path leading into the Garden of Time is made of large, locally designed Caithness path stones. You’re invited to adopt one of these stones and have a name engraved on it.

  • Engrave a full path stone: £1,500
  • Engrave half a path stone: £800

Place a stake

You can also place a stake within the floral meadows, specimen trees, or amongst the unique sculptures. Each stake has a hand-crafted disc that can be engraved to your specifications.

  • Engrave a stake by Andrea Geile: £250

How to donate

If you’d like to purchase a path stone or engrave a stake, please complete our donation form and email it to

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

Contact Development and Alumni Relations