We're helping to provide some virtual green space whilst you stay home this spring by Bringing Parks to You! Our next stop brings us back to Scotland as we visit Glasgow - immerse yourself in a trip to some of their local parks and green spaces.
Glasgow translates literally from Gaelic to mean 'Dear Green Place' and as we arrive at the park gates on the latest stop of our tour, this trip to Maxwell Park in the Pollokshields area of the city demonstrates why!
The city of Glasgow has over 90 parks and green spaces to discover - see if you can find our featured 'A Park a Day' locations as we take a look at the park map.
On the park bench this week we hear about Sir Joseph Paxton, a noted nineteenth century British gardener and landscaper. Well know for designing the Cystal Palace, Paxton was also the mind behind a number of Glasgow's best known parks including Kelvingrove Park and Queen's Park.
"If we range through the whole territory of nature, and endeavour to extract from each department the rich stores of knowledge and pleasure they respectively contain, we shall not find a more refined or purer source of amusement, or a more interesting and unfailing subject for recreation, than that which the observation and examination of the structure, affinities, and habits of plants and vegetables, afford".
Sir Joseph Paxton
In our latest visit to the virtual park bench we hear about how Glasgow City Council have created a lasting legacy from the 2014 Commonwealth Games as well as safeguarding the city's reputation as a "Dear Green Place".
We're brightening up your Instagram feed with a park a day as our tour makes its way around the UK - head over to @fieldsintrust and give us a follow!
We hope the latest stop on our Bringing Parks to You tour here in Glasgow brought a little virtual joy in these challenging times as we are all reminded what valuable and precious places our local parks and green spaces are. Next up we travel to Luton before carrying on around the UK. Discover more of Bringing Parks to You and let us know where you think the tour should travel to!
Fields in Trust is an independent charity with over 90 years’ experience protecting parks and green spaces. We work with landowners, community groups and policymakers to champion the value of our parks and green spaces to achieve better protection for their future at both local and national level.