Monday, 20 June 2016

A Magical Day at the Glasgow Botanical Gardens




Glasgow Botanical Gardens

The 18th century section of the Botanical Gardens



The Bandstand in Kelvingrove Park

Recently I visited the Glasgow Botanical Gardens with my grandparents as we were spending a couple of days on the outskirts of the city and wanted to do something that we had never done before. I love botanic gardens or any sort of space with beautiful little nooks to explore and best of all it was free!

One of my favourite parts was that there was a little section that was divided up into which centuries certain plants were introduced to Britain. You should all know by now how much little historical things like that would excite me. It was really interesting to notice patterns between the shapes and types of flowers which were being introduced around the same time.

As we were walking through the gardens we saw an older couple throwing nuts to the squirrels. We stopped and had a lovely chat with them and they told us they came almost every day and feed the squirrels, so much so that the squirrels had come to recognise them and would now actually now go and sit on his knee when he sat on a nearby bench. They handed me some nuts and I actually was able to feed the squirrels by hand they were so tame! It was unbelievable to actually see an animal which was usually only visible in a flash as it darts through the trees in the forests. I wasn't able to take too many photos as I was actually distracted by how adorable the little squirrels were whilst eating their nuts. One cheeky little one managed to fit two huge nuts in his mouth at the same time!!

Afterwards, we walked along Byres Road and down to Kelvingrove Park where we stumbled across a small festival playing at the bandstands. Various choirs from all around the city were performing at the bandstand and it was lovely to sit amongst old and young enjoying some music in the fresh air.

What is your favourite green space in Glasgow? Have you ever visited the Botanic Gardens? Let me know in the comments box!
XOXO


A cheeky little squirrel enjoying some nuts on the fence.

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  1. I love botanical gardens and this one looks so pretty! It sounds like you had a lot of fun! :)

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

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    1. It is a really pretty one! Definitely visit it if you ever get a chance! Thank you! X

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