National Tree Collections of Scotland
The Friends of Glasgow Botanic Gardens are delighted to announce that we have been awarded almost £140,000 by the Central Scotland Green Network towards our National project to promote the National Tree Collections of Scotland, in Glasgow Botanic Gardens. This is a huge step forward in the development of this project and will be of enormous benefit as we continue our fund raising.
Additional funding permitted, we hope to begin site development later in 2014 and completing around mid 2015. To see the full study report and find out how the “Hub” in Glasgow Botanic Gardens will look, just click on link below.
UPDATE 1st MAY 2014
Since the above information was posted the Friends have been really busy progressing with the project which is in effect in two parts:
The Tree Trail
To promote the 20 m0st important trees in Glasgow Botanic Gardens a TREE TRAIL has now been completed with information at each location describing that particular Tree. A leaflet showing the Trail and explaining a bit more about the National Tree Collections of Scotland project is available in the Gardens or at the link below. In addition, QR symbols will soon be appearing at all 20 location for access through your smart phone – taking you directly to the Friends Web site for further information.
The Tree Hub
This will be the main visitor information point for the project in the Gardens, and we are very close to securing all the funding especially with a major boost from the Heritage Lottery Fund of £96,800. We also have full Planning consent for this magical tree sculpture. The results of further funding applications are expected soon. The graphic illustrations for the HUB by clicking the link above.