As I mentioned last week, two months from now I will be calling Glasgow, Scotland "home." I am really excited about it for tons of reasons, and one of them is the spectacular Botanic Garden right in the middle of the city. As soon as I walked into the big Victorian green house, I knew this would be a spot I'll visit frequently. This will be especially true in the winter when it's cold and rainy- they have central heating installed in the greenhouse so they can grow tropical plants (like tree ferns!).
The Glasgow Botanic Garden covers a large area of the city along the River Kelvin. There are rose gardens, a vegetable garden, an herb garden, gardens through time (looking at introduced species), greenhouses, lawns, pathways... it's just lovely. Also, it's free and open to the public. During garden hours, the large iron gates stand open for anyone to wander in as they please. I really love a good public garden.
|"Let Glasgow Flourish"|
|Beautiful ironwork on bridge over the River Kelvin|
|Glaswegians enjoy a rare sunny day on the lawns of the garden|
|Assorted pitcher plants|
|A mass of Venus fly traps|
|Bulbous pitcher plants and moss|
|Blooming pitcher plants|
|Varied and variegated pitcher plants|