Glasgow is known as the “Dear Green Place’ and is renowned for its rich heritage of parks and open spaces, many of which have been in existence for over 100 years. Glaswegians are, quite rightly, proud of this heritage.
The City Council has taken major steps towards identifying the ways in which residents and communities use and enjoy Glasgow’s gardens, parkland and green-space.
Glasgow Botanic Gardens has an international reputation for its exquisite built heritage; including the stunning array of plants in the Victorian glasshouses which include several National Plant Collections. The Gardens are recognised by the local and wider community as a centre of horticultural and botanical excellence. Beyond the glasshouses, the wider Gardens are also an extremely popular place to walk, relax in, and to enjoy a wide range of cultural activities.
A policy of free entry ensures equal access for all visitors. Glasgow Botanic Gardens aim is to operate in a sustainable way and working with our partners we have a strong focus on raising awareness about the importance of plant diversity, conservation and education.
We are committed to retaining and improving the quality of our parks and green spaces. Receiving a Green Flag is a marvellous accolade, and testament to our long-standing commitment to ensure that everyone enjoys a landscape rich in history, as well as somewhere to exercise and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
A much-sought-after Green Flag will acknowledge the outstanding creativity, innovation and dedication of our staff, volunteers and the communities that support us.