Botanic Gardens: Sandyford To Kelvinside

ewen donaldson

Walk with Ewen Donaldson,

Ewan Donaldson is the General Manager of the Botanic Gardens.

Join him on a walk from the old to the new location of Botanic Gardens.



From Waterstones, 351 Byres Road, G12 8AU

In 1817, the new Botanic Gardens, founded by James Hopkirk, was laid out on an 8 acre site at Sandyford at the western end of Sauchiehall Street. In 1842 it moved to the present site in Kelvinside, where there was more space to house the rapidly expanding collections.

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