The Fossil Grove in Victoria Park is open from 12-4pm every Saturday and Sunday until the Sunday 21 October 2018.

Victoria Park is home to some of the most spectacular fossils in the UK – ancient trees over 300 million years old – twice as old as the dinosaurs! The trees are the remnants of vast forests which periodically covered much of what is now central Scotland during the Carboniferous Period. These fossils eventually became the coal that powered Glasgow’s industry.

Today the Fossil Grove is classed as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), giving the site outstanding nature conservation value. It has also been designated as a ‘Regionally Important Geological Site’. The building protecting the fossils is recognised as one of the earliest developments in geotourism and geoconservation and is testament to the foresight of Glasgow’s Victorian forefathers.

You can read more about the Fossil Grove on the Friends of Victoria Park website and the Glasgow Geological Society website.