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The Hidden Gardens

25a Albert Drive, Glasgow G41 2PE
The Hidden Gardens Trust
T:0141 433 2722
Current Openings:
Tuesday – Friday 10am – 4.30pm, Saturday & Sunday 12 – 3pm (closed on Mondays) (2023)
Admission details can be found on the garden's website.
Nominated charity: Donation to SGS Beneficiaries.
Description: Celebrating its 20 years anniversary in 2023, the multi-award winning Gardens have been designed to reflect the legacy of this historic site as well as the ever-changing character and needs of the local area. The north to south borders echo the layout of the site when it was a nursery in the 1800s, supplying trees and shrubs to major gardens in Scotland, whilst the retained tramlines and the chimney reflect its industrial past. A number of artworks are integrated into the overall design, for example Alec Finlay’s Xylotheque, a library of wooden books detailing 17 native Scottish trees. The Hidden Gardens is an independent charity offering learning and social activities and opportunities for the whole community to participate in its development. It is a calm, green space where you can relax away from the busy city streets: take a meditative walk along the square route path around the formal lawn; brush past the aromatic herb border; admire the white wall border with its herbaceous plantings and espalier fruit trees; stroll through the wildlife area; connect with nature in the woodland glade; and enjoy the naturalistic planting of the grassy or wild flower meadows or buy some young plants propagated here. Volunteer-led guided tours are available to book during most of the year, for free.

Directions: Free street parking on surrounding streets is available. The Gardens are accessible by public transport; the 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 38, 57 and 59 buses take you within walking distance; enter through Tramway (after 12pm) or from Pollokshaws Road and follow the green line painted on the ground to find the garden gates. Trains to Pollokshields East station are every 15 mins from Glasgow Central Station. At the top of the stairs at Pollokshields East station turn right and enter the Gardens through Tramway (off Albert Dr) or walk to end of street, turn right and enter via the back yard (off Pollokshaws Rd)

The listing location on a map.