TheGlasgowStory 

Skip Navigation / Jump to Content

Featured Images

High Street, 1955
High Street, 1955

Lady Burrell
Lady Burrell

Plan of the Botanic Gardens

Glasgow University Library Special Collections, James Hopkirk

*Open in New Window
Plan of the Botanic Gardens

A plan of the Botanic Gardens at Sandyford off Sauchiehall Street, 1827.

The gardens were laid out on about 8 acres of land in 1817 by Thomas Hopkirk with the support of William Hooker, Professor of Botany at the University of Glasgow, and a number of wealthy patrons. In 1819 the Royal Botanic Society of Glasgow was formed and more funds were raised to develop the collections of plants.

The westward expansion of the city persuaded the members to relocate the gardens in 1839. Land was acquired on the banks of the River Kelvin off Great Western Road. The new Botanic Gardens opened there in 1842.

Reference: Glasgow University Library, MS Murray 636

Glasgow University Library, Special Collections

Keywords:
Botanic Gardens, gardens, maps, plans, Royal Botanic Society of Glasgow



Quick Search


Photo Album

You have 0 images in your photo album.

View Photo Album

Log-In (Optional)

username:
password:
Not a user? Register now for FREE!

Other Options