Glasgow Parks

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Bellahouston Park

Bellahouston Park is in the south west of the city and was opened in 1896. It played host to the Empire Exhibition in 1938, of which the Palace of Art is all that remains today. In 1982, 280,000 people filled Bellahouston to see Pope John Paul II on the Glasgow leg of his UK tour. In September 2010, 70,000 people attended an open air mass by John Paul II's successor, Pope Benedict XVI. The park boasts a wide range of indoor and outdoor sports facilities, including a dry ski slope.


Here are just a few of the images of the park to be found in geograph.
NS5563 : Victorian walled garden and sweet pea trials, Bellahouston Park by Chris Wimbush NS5563 : Bellahouston Park by Thomas Nugent NS5563 : House for an Art Lover - a Charles Rennie Mackintosh design from 1901 by Elliott Simpson NS5564 : Children's Play Area by Elliott Simpson NS5463 : Sunken garden by Thomas Nugent NS5463 : Bellahouston Park by Thomas Nugent NS5564 : Palace Of Art by Thomas Nugent NS5463 : Empire Exhibition monument by Thomas Nugent NS5464 : Dog stops play by Thomas Nugent NS5463 : Bellahouston Park by Thomas Nugent NS5463 : Bellahouston Park by Thomas Nugent NS5463 : Bellahouston Park by Thomas Nugent NS5463 : Bellahouston Sports Centre by Thomas Nugent NS5464 : Bellahouston Park by Thomas Nugent NS5463 : Empire Exhibition monument by Thomas Nugent
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Pollok Country Park

Pollok was a large country estate which was the ancestral home of the Maxwell family. It is now home to the Burrell Art Collection.
NS5461 : Pollok House by Carol Walker
A fine setting for a house, which belongs to the National Trust For Scotland.
The house has some fine paintings by El Greco, Degas, Goya and Blake.
Worth visiting to view them alone.
by Carol Walker



Here are just a few of the images of the park to be found in geograph.
NS5561 : The courtyard of Pollok House Stables by Elliott Simpson NS5461 : Pollok House, Pollok Park by Elliott Simpson NS5461 : Gardens, Pollok House by wfmillar NS5461 : Stable Buildings Pollok House. by John McLeish NS5461 : Weir  White Cart Water by John McLeish NS5461 : Pollok House Bridge by Iain McKenzie NS5461 : White Cart Water, Pollok Park by Elliott Simpson NS5561 : Highland Cattle, Pollok Park by Elliott Simpson NS5561 : Sawmill by Paul McIlroy NS5562 : Gazebo, Pollok Park by Chris Upson NS5562 : Spring bluebells in Pollok park by colin rountree NS5562 : One of the larger items in the collection at the Burrell, Pollok Park, Glasgow by Elliott Simpson NS5562 : Burrell Collection, Pollok Park, Glasgow by Elliott Simpson NS5562 : Entrance wing to Burrell Collection by Stanley Howe NS5562 : Knowehead Lodge by Stanley Howe NS5562 : Burrell Collection, Pollok Park, Glasgow by Iain Thompson NS5662 : Pollok Country Park Gatehouse from Dumbreck Road by A Rea
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Victoria Park

In the northwest of the city, at the northern exit of the Clyde Tunnel. Home to the Fossil Grove which contains the fossilised remains of tree stumps.
NS5367 : Fossil Grove gardens at Victoria Park by Chris Wimbush
The building protects the Fossil Grove where fossil tree stumps and branches are preserved at the site of an old quarry.
by Chris Wimbush



Here are just a few of the images of the park to be found in geograph.
NS5467 : Victoria Park, Glasgow by Stephen Sweeney NS5467 : Victoria Park - Bridge over the Pond by Sandy Gemmill NS5467 : War Memorial in Victoria Park by Darrin Antrobus NS5467 : Bridge to the island in the pond at Victoria Park by Darrin Antrobus NS5467 : Victoria Park by Chris Upson NS5467 : Victoria Park by Chris Upson NS5467 : Victoria Park, Scotstoun, Glasgow by Chris Upson NS5467 : Victoria Park by Chris Upson NS5467 : Victoria Park by Chris Upson NS5467 : Victoria Park by Chris Upson NS5367 : Through the rocks at the Fossil Grove rock garden by Darrin Antrobus NS5367 : The Fossil Grove by Thomas Nugent NS5467 : Victoria Park lake by Thomas Nugent NS5467 : Victoria Park lake by Thomas Nugent NS5467 : Victoria Park lake by Thomas Nugent

The Fossil Grove

The fossil grove is an area at the south west corner of the park, within a former quarry where the fossilised stumps of eleven extinct Lepidodendron trees were discovered in 1887. These remains are preserved in a specially constructed building which is open to the public and is well worth a visit.
NS5367 : The Fossil Grove by Thomas Nugent NS5367 : The Fossil Grove by Thomas Nugent NS5367 : The Fossil Grove by Thomas Nugent NS5367 : The Fossil Grove by Thomas Nugent NS5367 : The Fossil Grove by Thomas Nugent
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