Ah, to kick back in the greenery of Glasgow's parks. Whether you want to stroll, rent bikes, let the kids run loose or throw out a blanket and nap in the sun, nothing says leisure like a day in the park. Picnic, read a book or work up a sweat-it's all waiting in the parks of Glasgow.
Commissioned in 1854, Kelvingrove Park (named after the river that flows nearby) is an attractive 85 acre park bordered by Sauchiehall Street, Woodlands Road and Kelvin Way. The Gothic Steward Memorial Foundation honors the 19th century Lord Provost of Glasgow Robert Stewart, who provided the city with drinking water. There are many other monument to famous Glaswegians. Kelvingrove Park is the setting for many events during the West End Festival.
Dating back to the 15th century, the Glasgow Green is the city's oldest park. It is located on the north bank of the River Clyde, and boasts several attractive landmarks including Nelson's Monument, the McLennan Arch, and the Doulton Fountain at the People's Palace and Winter Gardens on the green (a art museum and glasshouse respectively).
Created in 1817, the Botanic Gardens is known internationally for its impressive glass houses and extensive tropical and temperate plant collections from around the world (although perhaps not as impressive at Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Gardens). The most notable of the glass houses is the Kibble Palace, which houses a large reflective multi-faceted mirror. A variety of themes of horticultural and botanical interest are found in the grounds as well as attractive walks by the River Kelvin. Its formal gardens and arboretum provide a welcome break from the bustle of the West End.
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