Wanderings & Witterings

By IvarBlipS


Church in the morning, then chilling for a couple of hours watching football on TV. With no sign of the forecast thunderstorms on the horizon, I then went for a drive over to Springburn Park in north Glasgow and had a wander around there.

Looming large over the park are the ruins of the former Winter Gardens (pictured). Built by local industrialist James Reid in 1900, the building closed in 1985 due to rising maintenance costs. Various appeals to help restore the Category A-listed building have so far failed to materialise.

According to the maps of the park at the entrance gates, there is meant to be a rose garden in front of the Winter Gardens. Unfortunately, though, the rose in my photo was just about the only evidence of the existence of this garden. On the plus side, though, there were plenty of paths to explore, three ponds to admire and photograph, and the forecast heavy rain was nowhere to be seen.

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