Sunday, 16 January 2011

Glasgow Botanic Gardens

We had a super talk about Glasgow Botanic Gardens on Tuesday 11 January 2011, given by Ewen Donaldson the General Manager of the Gardens. Ewen explained the history of the Gardens, which were founded in 1817. They were founded on an 8-acre site at the West End of Sauchiehall Street at Sandyford. This was through the initiative of Thomas Hopkirk of Dalbeth who gave his own plant collection to form the nucleus of the new garden.
Mr Donaldson then covered in some detail the recent renovation of the magnificent Kibble Palace.
Finally Ewen
dealt with the plant collections, illustrating his comments with some superb photographs. An excellent start to the 2011 lecture programme.

1 comment:

  1. I thought it was a thoroughly interesting talk. I will now add crossing the road to the Gardens to my agenda when I next attend A Play, A Pie & A Pint at Oran Mor !