A garden tourism group is to create a map marking the best green areas in the north-east.
Discover Scottish Gardens has launched the printed map of Scotland to encourage locals and tourists to visit gardens across the country.
Of the 130 gardens featured on the map, eight hail from Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire including Haddo House, Crathes Castle, Drum Castle, Castle Fraser and Pitmedden Gardens.
According to the Moffat Centre’s Scottish Visitor Attraction Monitor 2017, visits to Scottish gardens increased 10.9% from 2016-17.
Research also highlights there are more opportunities to grow the number of international visitors, which currently make up only 6% of garden visitors to Scotland annually.
Chairwoman of Discover Scottish Gardens Catherine Erskine said: “Our brand new map of Scotland will help locals and tourists discover the beautiful and varied gardens the north-east has to offer.
“We want people to be inspired by Scotland’s breathtaking scenery and learn more about our diverse climate and plant collections that thrive here.
“Scottish gardens are a huge asset and we continually strive to maximise on the potential to grow their popularity.
“The new map will equip visitors with a list of some of the best gardens in the region, helping them make the most of their visit, or for locals, discover something new right on their doorstep. They can even create their own ‘garden route’ within Scotland.”
The maps can be picked up from shopping centres, bus stations, hotels, gift shops, tourist attractions and information sites.