Spring Daffodil at Ross Hall Park, Glasgow, Scotland

This afternoon, benefiting from spring sunshine, I ventured out to explore Ross Hall Park Gardens. Hitherto, Ross Hall was known to me solely in context of the private hospital which features in the images (large red sandstone former private mansion). However, I recently learned that the hospital is surrounded by an extensive landscaped garden dating from 1890 which is open to the public.

The visit proved very rewarding due to the extensive photo opportunities as shown in this post.

Summary facts and information concerning the gardens:

  • Initiated 1890 when owner, James Cowan commissioned landscapers Pulham & Son to ” reconstruct the garden regardless of expense”.
  • The garden was duly created featuring lakes, islands, grottos and rock gardens using a rivulet which once flowed through the estate. This originally included:
    • A nine foot deep bathing pool with diving platform.
    • A lake with boathouse used for punting.
  • After a period of decline the garden was restored in 2009 with support from Heritage Lottery Funding.
  • Now a very pleasant recreation area, well maintained ( by Glasgow City Council) with a multiplicity of tree varieties.

 

Ross Hall Park, Glasgow, Scotland

 

Ross Hall Park, Glasgow, Scotland

 

Grotto at Ross Hall Park, Glasgow, Scotland

Ross Hall Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland

 

Grotto at Ross Hall Park, Glasgow, Scotland

 

Pond at Ross Hall Park, Glasgow, Scotland

 

Grotto at Ross Hall Park, Glasgow, Scotland

 

Grotto at Ross Hall Park, Glasgow, Scotland

Tree Sculpture at Ross Hall Park, Glasgow

 

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