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Report - Springburn Winter Gardens, Glasgow, Aug 2008



BenCooper

Mr Boombastic
Regular User
#1
In 1892, Glasgow Corporation acquired a rather uninteresting bunch of fields with a disused quarry, to build a park. In 1900, Hugh Reid of the North British Locomotive Company donated a further area of land, along with £12,000 to build the nearby Springburn Public Halls (now also derelict) - a condition of the gift was that the City should construct the Winter Gardens.

The Gardens have now been derelict for about 25 years, and are A-listed.

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The inside is now very overgrown - the Gardens are unusual in that they have an elevated walkway all around the main glasshouse.

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The steps up to the walkway have almost completely rotted away.

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The glass has almost all gone, and the supporting ironwork is also falling away.

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Up on the walkway, above the foliage, it is beautiful.

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The nurseries off to the side have gone very wild.

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