WALKS & TOURS DURING THE BICENTENARY YEAR AT THE BOTANIC GARDENS (2017)
HISTORY WALKS WITH PARK RANGERS
Monday 15 May 2pm
Friday 26 May 2pm
Wednesday 7 June 10.30am
Monday 19 June 2pm
Tuesday 18 July 3pm
Wednesday 9 August 11am
Monday 21 August 2pm
Tuesday 5 September 11am
Wednesday 20 September 2pm
Tuesday 3 October 2pm
GUIDED TOURS BY GARDENS’ STAFF ON FRIDAYS AT 2PM
5, 12, 19 May
2, 9, 16, 23, 30 June
7, 14, 21, 28 July
4, 11, 18, 25 August
1, 8, 15, 22 September
Wednesday 14 June Ewen Donaldson
Monday 3 July Louise Bustard
Thursday 31 August Ewen Donaldson
Tuesday 12 September To be confirmed
ALSO: HEALTH WALKS LED BY THE PARK RANGERS – EVERY THURSDAY AT 1PM
MEETING POINT – Kibble Palace / FURTHER INFORMATION – Phone 0141 276 1614
The twentieth annual Weekend Orchid Fair will be held at Glasgow Botanic Gardens on Saturday May 6th and Sunday May 7th.
Entry to this popular event is free and open from 10am until 5pm.
Specialist orchid nurseries will be tempting you with their exquisite flowers and plants and offering advice on how to keep them should you need it.
The Scottish Orchid Society are putting on a display and giving talks and practical demonstrations.
The Main Range of glasshouses will be open as usual each day for visitors to enjoy the extensive tropical plant displays including Glasgow’s municipal orchid collection.
The Friends of Glasgow Botanic Gardens are funding, through the earlier generous legacy by the late Maureen Bell, a new outdoor classroom.
We were also fortunate in obtaining funding from the “Tesc0 Bags Scheme” and the Incorporation of Gardeners of Glasgow
In the refurbished Fern Garden just to the West of the Main Range it will include seating for 50 people, access for those with a disability and a central small performance area to be used by the teachers and Louise the Gardens Education officer. It will also be used as a small events area.
The Friends are re-launching this year with a brand new Logo !
With the generous support of Graven Images in Glasgow we have a bright, colourful Logo showcasing our priority to support and develop the plant collections in both in the glasshouses and the Gardens.
You will now begin to see this in the Gardens and on our publications, including a new Membership application form which will be available in the Kibble Palace in early April 2017
On May 20th 2017 the Gardens reaches its 200th birthday and will be celebrating this momentous occasion with many activities in the Gardens for all to enjoy.
More than 20 different organisations will be inviting you to find out about their activities, see the heavy horses and much more – especially for the younger visitors.
A major time-line exhibition charting the development of the Gardens will be on show in the Kibble Palace and remaining there at least for the remainder of 2017
Come along and browse through a large selection of books old and new. The Book Fair will be taking place in the Hopkirk building on the 11th and 12th of February. Opening hours 10 am to 4.30 pm.