Glasgow’s vast range of stunning parks and green spaces are managed to provide enjoyment of open air, outdoor recreation and public access. There are over 90 parks and formal gardens within the city boundaries and such is the diversity of these parks – there is something to suit everyone.
Our parks and venues are also used to host hundreds of fantastic events and activities throughout the year. Come along and take part in our not to be missed, fun filled events. Some of the highlights this week include:
Orchid Fair, Botanic Gardens, Saturday 12 May 2018, 10.00 am until 6.00 pm, Sunday 13 May 2018, 10.00 am until 5.00 pm. Free.
Specialist orchid nurseries will be tempting you with their exquisite flowers and plants and offering advice on how to keep them should you need it. The Scottish Orchid Society are putting on a display and giving talks and practical demonstrations. The main range of glasshouses will be open as usual each day for visitors to enjoy the extensive tropical plant displays including Glasgow’s municipal orchid collection.
Teddy Bear’s Picnic, Pollok Country Park, Saturday 12 May 2018, 10.30 am until 12.30 pm. Free.
A story, a walk and exploring with your favourite teddy. Booking essential call 0141 276 0927.
Hogganfield Birthday Party, Hogganfield Park Local Nature Reserve(near children’s play area at sandy beach), Sunday 13 May 2018, 11.00 am until 3.00 pm. Free.
Happy Birthday to me! Join the countryside rangers and RSPB to help celebrate Hogganfield Park’s 20th birthday as an LNR. All day fun and frolics including wild activities , stalls, crafts, birthday cake and more. Contact the countryside rangers on 0141 276 0931 for more information.
Glasgow’s Farmers’ Market, Mansfield Park, Partick: second and fourth Saturday of the month, 10.00 am until 2.00 pm. Free.
Enjoy a delicious range of affordable, healthy and locally produced food. You’ll find a wide variety of seasonal vegetables, fresh fruit, quality meat, free range eggs, bread, cakes, cheese and fresh street food.
Park Run, Pollok Country Park, Ruchill Park, Springburn Park, Tollcross Park & Victoria Park, Every Saturday at 9.30 am. Free.
Sign up for this free weekly 5K park run. Register at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register
Junior Park Run, Victoria Park, Every Sunday at 9.20 am, Free.
Weekly timed runs for children aged 4 – 14 years. For more information visit http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register
Seven Lochs Wetland Park – What’s On – To find out what events are taking place at Seven Lochs please visit the Seven Lochs website
MyParkScotland – is an innovative online portal which helps people discover and support their local parks. Find out what’s on in your park by visiting: MyParkScotland website
Please visit our newly updated website to find out what’s on in your area: http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/eventsinthepark