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Winter Gardens

The Winter Garden at the People's Palace, Glasgow Green, c 1980s.

The People's Palace was built with £18,000 given by the Caledonian Railway Co in return for permission to build a railway tunnel under the Green. The Winter Garden is four times larger than the rest of the Palace, and is rumoured to be built in the shape of Nelson's ship HMS Victory - only upside-down!

The Palace and the Winter Garden were designed by A B McDonald, the City Engineer and opened in 1898. The Winter Garden has a curved roof of steel and glass supported on cast iron columns.

Reference: 5624

Reproduced with the permission of the West of Scotland Archaeology Service

Caledonian Railway Co, conservatories, gardens, Glasgow Green, glasshouses, greenhouses, HMS Victory, museums, parks, People's Palace, Winter Garden

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