I know its technically Fagus sylvatica, but it’s a tricky business getting a funny title out of a scientific bi-nomial. 06/04/2018 What’s not funny was the poor treatment that the 250 year old Pollok Beech received about one year ago. As reported in many papers the Wishing Tree, which featured in Scotland’s 100 Heritage Tree […]
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Wee Hamish McDiddy, from just outside Liverpool, has sent in a request for ash related postings, it was wrapped in two pieces of bread and jam. Our tree, appropriately the weeping ash, was a gift to the original Glasgow Botanic Gardens (at Sandyford, near Sauchiehall Street) from nurseryman, Robert Austin. Having been planted in 1818 […]
Sunrise on the first day of Spring. It wasn’t the usual journey to work today! We were a bit dismissive of the snow yesterday but overnight we received a sharp reminder from Mother Nature in the form of just less than a foot of snow at Glasgow Botanics. The Tea Room staff have walked several […]
We were open this morning, as we have been for nearly 201 years, despite the ‘dusting of snow’. To ensure staff and public are cleared from the grounds safely, glasshouses and grounds will close earlier than advertised. Main Range Glasshouses will close at 13.30 Kibble Palace will close at 15.30 Grounds will start to […]
Despite the continuing chilly weather, work is continuing around the garden. Find out what has been going on here.
A lot of new work is getting under way at GBG. Plans are being prepared for a change in the North American Arid House (Main Range 5) and the team are preparing planting pits for new trees and shrubs to be planted in the grounds. It’s still cold outside but under glass there is still […]
Although the outside beds might be covered in snow, the glasshouses and Kibble Palace will be open as usual over the next few days, including Hogmanay and New Year’s Day. Closing Times for Glasshouses and Kibble Palace 4.15pm and the Ranger Team start locking the outside grounds at 4.45pm Happy New Year from all at […]
As we move towards the shortest day of the year, here’s a quick roundup of last week around the Gardens.
After a lot of hard work by the team at GBG the infected Rhododendrons at the Main Entrance have been removed or destroyed on-site. After the plants directly within the quarantined area and associated leaf litter were destroyed, approximately one month ago, the plants outwith the quarantined zone have had the top growth removed and […]
Update on the P. ramorum outbreak. We have now removed the plants that were identified, by laboratory testing, as being infected with the pathogen. Plant material was destroyed on site by burning (see pic below), in accordance with the best practice laid down by in Scottish Governments Plant Health Order. We feel it is prudent […]