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Friends of Victoria Park have a series of events and activities running throughout the Autumn. These include:

  • Sat 1 Sep – Autumn Park Clear Up – meet  at 11am at the Fossil Grove. Please bring gloves and sturdy footwear. Litter pickers and black bags will be provided. Feel free to bring your own hand tools (non-powered)
  • Sat 15 & Sun 16 Sep – Doors Open Day park guided walks – starting from the main gates at 2pm and ending at the Partick Curling Club, which is open from 10am to 4pm on both days.
  • Sat 15 & Sun 16 Sep – Fossil Grove – the Fossil Grove will be open from midday until 3.30pm and there will be a geologist, on site.
  • Sun 11 Nov – Annual Remembrance Event at the War Memorial
  • Sat 15 Dec – annual Christmas tree decorating event, with carol singing and seasonal fare

The following report is from Friends of Victoria Park

Friends of Victoria Park requested a meeting at the beginning of June to discuss the City Council’s plans to grass over 28 of the magnificent formal flower beds. The meeting finally took place on Monday 20 August at The Whiteinch Centre.

Officers from the Council’s Land and Environmental Services explained that the plan to grass over 28 of the 59 beds was due to lack of operational resources – staffing and materials. They explained that the Council has been reducing flowerbeds across the city – a cut of almost 80% in the past decade. For  the most part there have been no protests like the one held in Victoria Park on 28 June.

The officers acknowledged that the formal Victorian Gardens in the park which are listed by Historic Environment Scotland as a designated landscape are unique but argued that this can’t be used as argument to continue planting.

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demo_headerFriends of Victoria Park (FoVP) are holding a demonstration on Sunday 24 June at 2.00 pm to appeal to Glasgow City Council to withdraw its threat to grass over 28 of the main flower beds at the park at the end of this season. The beds are recognised as an integral feature of the park in Historic Environment Scotland’s Inventory of Gardens & Designed Landscapes.

FoVP are asking everyone who wants to ensure the future of these magnificent gardens to join them, if possible wearing colourful, flowery clothes, face paints and carrying placards. Meet at the gardens behind the big pond & duck pond at 2.00 pm. We hope to see you there. Please pass on the word to friends and family.

FoVP would also ask everyone to contact the Council or their local councillors to appeal for the gardens to be saved. Please do all you can to support us and use all your influence in local organisations to raise awareness. This is not a done deal. If enough people show they care we can get this decision changed. Contact FoVP to help with the campaign.

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VP_gatesThere’s a whole host of activities planned for Victoria Park, many of them involving the Friends of Victoria Park (FoVP) group.

Further volunteer days are still to be announced where you can come along and help make the park enjoyable for all by helping with clean ups, bulb planting, etc!

Tue 12 JuneActive Seniors Day in the park – lots of activities and information available primarily for the older people of Glasgow but everyone is welcome to come along from 10.30am until 3.30pm.

Tue 12 to Sun 17 JuneZippos Circus is due to return to the park for several performances daily.

Sun 24 June 2pmFlower Power Demo – appeal to Glasgow City Council to withdraw its threat to grass over 28 of the main flower beds at the park at the end of this season. PLEASE COME ALONG TO HELP KEEP THE FLOWER DISPLAYS.

6 July – 15 JulyFriendsfest – based on the popular TV series takes place on the rugby pitches.

Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September at 2pm each day, FoVP will lead informative walks around the park as part of Doors Open Day.

Sunday 11 November at 2pm – FoVP Annual Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph

If you are interested in what has been happening with the park over the last couple of years, check out the Victoria Park update report, and the Victoria Park timeline 1885-2018 makes for a very interesting read.
Regular events in the park are listed below.

The Friends of Victoria Park AGM will take place at 7pm on Wednesday 16 May 2018 at St Thomas Aquinas Secondary, 112 Mitre Road, Jordanhill G14 9PP.

Everyone is welcome to attend the AGM and there will be talks about the following topics:

  • find out about the Victoria Park working group
  • hear about the Friends Fossil Grove fernery project
  • give your views on proposals to grass over some of the flower beds

You can find out more about Friends of Victoria Park on their website

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Victoria Park Working Group are hosting a family friendly Easter Event from 10am to 12pm on Sunday 1 April in Victoria Park, 12 Victoria Park Dr N, Glasgow G14 9NN

Proceedings get rolling at the Main Gates. Bring an egg to roll; bring your friends; bring your family and see what fun Victoria Park is! Other activities include:

  • Easter Egg Rolling
  • An introduction to the pond’s birdlife, including the correct way to feed them
  • A look at the fossils in the Fossil Grove
  • Colouring In/Drawing & Light Refreshments in the Curling Clubhouse

For further information contact fovpglasgow@gmail.com

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Back in November 2014 Whiteinch Community Council organised a bulb planting day in Victoria Park as part of the CSV Action Earth campaign.

In addition to the Community Council, Friends of Victoria Park, pupils from St Paul’s and Whiteinch Primary Schools and ourselves helped out on the day.

Recently one of the member of Friends of Victoria Park posted some photos of the snowdrops that have started to come through on the south side of the park along the start of the expressway.

You can read our original blog post here and we even made it into the Evening Times!

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