Glasgow Parks

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Botanic Gardens

The main features of this park, which opened in 1842, are the large glasshouses which house extensive tropical and temperate plant collections from around the world.
NS5667 : Glasgow Botanic Gardens by Thomas Nugent
The church in the background is at the top of Byres Road and has been converted to an entertainment complex.
by Thomas Nugent



Here are just a few of the images of the park to be found in geograph.
NS5667 : Beautiful flowers by Dannie Calder NS5667 : Beautiful orchid at the Botanic Gardens, Glasgow by Dannie Calder NS5667 : The Kibble Palace by Dannie Calder NS5667 : Floral display by Thomas Nugent NS5667 : Children's Garden noticeboard by Thomas Nugent NS5667 : RSPB totem poles by Thomas Nugent NS5667 : City of the Rose by Thomas Nugent NS5667 : Kibble palace greenhouse by Thomas Nugent NS5667 : Botanic Gardens by Thomas Nugent NS5667 : Well worn steps by Thomas Nugent NS5667 : Eve by Thomas Nugent NS5667 : Let Glasgow Flourish by Thomas Nugent NS5667 : Peter Walker Memorial Fountain by Thomas Nugent NS5667 : Footbridge over the River Kelvin by Thomas Nugent NS5667 : Kibble Palace Tree Fern by wfmillar
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Queen's Park

A fine park on the south side of the city. Opened in 1857 and dedicated to the memory of Mary Queen of Scots. The curiously named Hill 60 within the park offers panoramic views over the city.


NS5762 : Church beside Queens Park, Glasgow by emma mykytyn NS5762 : North view across Glasgow from Queen's Park by Stephen Sweeney NS5762 : Church by Queen's Park by Stephen Sweeney NS5762 : Queen's Park, Glasgow by Stephen Sweeney NS5762 : Gates at entrance to Queen's Park by Stephen Sweeney NS5761 : Pathway in Queen's Park by Stephen Sweeney NS5761 : Sign at Hill 60 by Stephen Sweeney NS5761 : View across Glasgow's Shawlands by Stephen Sweeney NS5862 : Queens Park Gates by Thomas Nugent NS5762 : Queens Park stone circle by Thomas Nugent NS5862 : Queens Park by Thomas Nugent NS5862 : Queens Park by Thomas Nugent NS5762 : Queens Park by Thomas Nugent NS5762 : Glasgow from Queens Park by Thomas Nugent NS5762 : Queens Park flagpole by Thomas Nugent NS5762 : Queens Park flagpole by Thomas Nugent NS5762 : Path in Queens Park by Thomas Nugent NS5862 : Victoria Road from Queens Park by Thomas Nugent
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Alexandra Park

Towards the East End of the city, the Park is named after Princess Alexandra, the wife of the future King Edward VII, who opened the Park in 1870.
NS6265 : Swans at Sunrise, Alexandra Park by Chris Upson
Lake coated with thin layer of ice
by Chris Upson



Here are just a few of the images of the park to be found in geograph.
NS6265 : Alexandra Park by George Rankin NS6265 : Path in Alexandra Park by George Rankin NS6265 : Twin Paths Alexandra Park by George Rankin NS6165 : Frosty morning in Alexandra Park by Chris Upson NS6165 : Snow in Alexandra Park by Mark Fitzpatrick NS6265 : Cumbernauld Road, Dennistoun by George Rankin NS6265 : Alexandra Park, Glasgow by Leslie Barrie NS6265 : Alexandra Park by Richard Webb NS6265 : The pond, Alexandra Park by Richard Sutcliffe NS6265 : Alexandra Park, Glasgow by Leslie Barrie NS6265 : Fountain, Alexandra Park by Richard Webb NS6165 : Entrance to Alexandra Park by G Laird NS6165 : The Saracen Fountain (detail) by Lairich Rig
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Springburn Park

For Glaswegians, Springburn is synonymous with the railway industry and the park is no exception. Opened in 1892 on former industrial land, the Reid family of the nearby North British locomotive works were major contributors to the development of the park.


A memorial statue of James Reid can be found in the park.
NS6068 : James Reid Memorial, Springburn Park by Thomas Nugent NS6068 : James Reid Memorial, Springburn Park by Thomas Nugent NS6068 : James Reid Memorial, Springburn Park by Thomas Nugent NS6068 : James Reid Memorial, Springburn Park by Thomas Nugent NS6068 : James Reid Memorial, Springburn Park by Thomas Nugent

Unfortunately, the Winter Gardens have fallen into disrepair and await funding to restore them to their former glory.
NS6068 : Springburn Park by Thomas Nugent NS6068 : Springburn Park by Thomas Nugent NS6068 : Springburn Park by Thomas Nugent NS6068 : Springburn Park by Thomas Nugent NS6068 : Springburn Park by Thomas Nugent NS6068 : Springburn Park by Thomas Nugent NS6068 : Springburn Park by Thomas Nugent NS6068 : Springburn Park by Thomas Nugent

This column with a (now hornless) unicorn on top stands nearby the Winter Gardens.
NS6068 : Springburn Park by Thomas Nugent NS6068 : Springburn Park by Thomas Nugent NS6068 : Springburn Park by Thomas Nugent NS6068 : Springburn Park by Thomas Nugent

There are a few lakes in the park, formal and informal.
NS6168 : Springburn Park by Thomas Nugent NS6168 : Springburn Park by Thomas Nugent NS6168 : Springburn Park by Thomas Nugent NS6168 : Springburn Park by Thomas Nugent NS6168 : Springburn Park by Thomas Nugent

Some general views of the park.
NS6068 : Springburn Park by Thomas Nugent NS6068 : Springburn Park by Thomas Nugent NS6168 : Springburn Park by Thomas Nugent

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