Campaign for winter gardens is growing places

Councillor Gilbert Davidson with worker Rob Muir at Springburn Winter Gardens
Councillor Gilbert Davidson with worker Rob Muir at Springburn Winter Gardens

Work is taking shape to improve the run-down Springburn Winter Gardens - with hopes it will pave the way for its restoration.

Glasgow City Council is carrying out work to clear the overgrowth to the A-listed structure in Springburn Park.

And what a difference it has made to the building, which was obscured by trees growing out of it.

It’s the first step in a long process to try and bring the winter gardens back to life.

A campaign is being led to see it open to the public.

Springburn councillor Gilbert Davidson is delighted things are moving forward. He said: “The winter gardens is fully exposed now. It looks amazing. They have taken away vegetation that had been growing for 30 years.

“They are going to put a fence round it so locals can see it.

“We can now start moving on and think where we are going to get funds and what are we going to do with the building.

“It will be a long process over a few years. It will never be a glass house again as it’s not practical. It could maybe be allotments or people have talked about a performance space.

It’s estimated it will cost around £4million to bring the winter gardens back into use.

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