NS3974 : Wildflower patch in Levengrove Park

taken 2 months ago, near to Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Wildflower patch in Levengrove Park
Wildflower patch in Levengrove Park
As the panel says, "areas of wildflower planting have been incorporated into the park to help improve the local biodiversity". It also has pictures of some of the species planted here, such as NS3974 : Cornflower.
Levengrove Park
The lands of Levengrove were originally part of an area named Ferrylands, so called because, before Dumbarton Bridge was built in 1765, the River Leven was crossed by means of a ferry. John Dixon, a Dumbarton merchant, acquired Levengrove in 1805 from Richard Dennistoun of Kelvingrove (in Glasgow).

The Dixons built Levengrove House (demolished c.1880), whose former grounds make up much of what is now the park. In 1885, Levengrove Park, 32 acres in area, was gifted to the town of Dumbarton by Dr Peter Denny and John McMillan (son of local shipbuilder Archibald McMillan), the expense to them being 20,000.

The park contains the ruins of St Serf's Church Link anciently the parish church of Cardross. That church was at one time part of a cluster of buildings, a clachan, that is marked as "Little Kirktoun" on the Pont/Blaeu map of the Lennox. The ruined church was later used by the Dixon family as a burial place: see Link (in a Geograph article).
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 1 October, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 10 October, 2019
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Park and Public Gardens 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 393 747 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.3376N 4:34.4267W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 393 747
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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