Bob Law: Gardens of Eden
Walks and Photography Glasgow Parks
During our long year of Covid 19 local parks have been more important than ever to escape into especially for people/families without a decent sized garden or those living in flats or tenements.
At the moment, in May 2021, many are at their best with tulips, bluebells, azaleas and rhododendrons providing a riot of colour in the borders.
Either on foot or reached by bus, train or car they provide a welcome outlet and green oasis that their Victorian developers can never have fully imagined in their wildest dreams when they were surrounded by blackened tenements and numerous factory chimneys belching out smoke and grime.
Trees planted as young saplings, in period photos of the time, during the early 1900s, in bare open landscapes are now fully mature, both in girth and height. A lush thick canopy of leaves to walk under every summer.
Sometimes taken for granted in the carefree past when we could travel further afield they have gained new value recently as a vital community resource, helping to combat the effects of, isolation, loneliness and depression by just being available for everyone.
Hopefully this will ensure their continued existence and importance to our daily lives as some have been subject to cutbacks- several well known and much loved park glasshouses in recent years left to rot in a sad state of disrepair.
Parks are a cherished part of any town or city, for locals and tourists alike, not only to improve air quality, mental health and enjoyment, but also as a place for wildlife to thrive in the quieter sections and as a repository for plants and trees gathered from every corner of the globe.
Long may they continue to thrive and be looked after properly.
24 May, 2021
This section: Bob Law: photographer, walker and writer, Walks in Glasgow
- Bob Law: Walks and Photography – Kilpatrick Hills balcony trails
- Brian Whittingham – Writing Walks in Kelvingrove
- Bob Law’s Blog: Glennifer Braes Walks
- Bob Law: Gardens of Eden
- Slow Nature Walk, Woodlands Community
- Bob Law: Walks and Photography – Scotland has some colourful birds
- Bob Law: Walks in Glasgow – Anniesland and Knightswood
- Bob Law’s Blog: Glasgow’s Quieter Parks
- Bob Law: North Pollok Walk, Glasgow
- Bob Law: Blog – Make The Most of Autumn in Glasgow
- Bob Law’s Blog: Rouken Glen – A Park For All Seasons
- Celebrating Ten Years of Woodlands Community Garden
- Dumbarton to Balloch along the River Leven
- Govan’s Glories: Central Govan Walk Ian R. Mitchell
- Bob Law’s Blog: Lockdown – Nature in Glasgow
- Bob Law’s Blog: Scotland – Walking and Photography Lunderston Bay To Kip Marina
- Bob Law’s blog: The Changing Face of Glasgow
- Bob Law: Scotland Photography – Mirror Images
- Bob Law’s Blog, walking and photography: English Lake District
- Ghost Signs of Glasgow, Glasgow City Heritage Trust