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Stuball

Springburn Winter Gardens

The former Springburn winter gardens, a derelict greenhouse in Springburn Park











kev

some photos of it in its heyday









Stuball

When were they taken?
me

great pics

i remember hangin about in there when i was sick of school
me

heres an old pic i found of it........






taken waaaaaaaay before my time i may add
cybers

Stunning Photo's Stu as per usual.
It is truly shameful the way this has been allowed to fall into dereliction.
James

cybers wrote:
Stunning Photo's Stu as per usual.
It is truly shameful the way this has been allowed to fall into dereliction.




James H
kev

Stu ...not sure exactly when they were taken as I pulled them off the Springburn reminisance website ...I used to go in there as a boy and remember it well..would guess looing at the quality of the pics late 70s early 80s
roryboy

Great shots of the "Hot Hoose" as we called it when we frequented the park as school weans. Great times during the summer holidays spent in the boating pond and a visit to the hot hoose and chased by the parkie (parkkeeper)
kev

roryboy wrote:
Great shots of the "Hot Hoose" as we called it when we frequented the park as school weans. Great times during the summer holidays spent in the boating pond and a visit to the hot hoose and chased by the parkie (parkkeeper)

A shot of the boating pond in the 50s Rory


One of the rockery just down from the hothouse...belive it is neglected these days..remember there were a whole workforce employed full time to look after the park and they were based in the outbuildings to the east of the hothouse..

kev

Does anyone remember using fishing nets bought for about a shilling to catch baggie minnows in the ponds in the parks around the city and if you caught a large one it was called a doctor....Anyone know why they were called that ?
kev

One for stuball
You can make out the perimiter wall and the area that was occupied by the park workers looks like some buildings still there in whatever state of disrepair ..you might get some goodies in there

Stuball

Yes, I saw the walled area but what you can't see from that shot is how drastically overgrown it is now.... its 10' of thorny bushes
kev

Reminds me of a documentry that was on last year about life after man if we disapeared overnight.. It reckoned within one thousand years there would be no trace of any builings or anything...see what they meant looking at the hothouse.Going to vist an old ammo dump out in the wilderness plantation in Bishopbriggs soon..all the buildings are still there and although overgrown are accessable...Fancy it?
Stuball

Sure... if theres empty buildings and a chance to get dirty :)
cybers

Stuball wrote:
Sure... if theres empty buildings and a chance to get dirty :)


If its on a weekend count me in too please ... Not had a proper adventure in an age.
dickyhart

watch your feet for needles in them guys!
katimac

kev9 wrote:
Going to vist an old ammo dump out in the wilderness plantation in Bishopbriggs soon..all the buildings are still there and although overgrown are accessable...Fancy it?


Kev9, could you tell me where this is?  Is it up the hill from the sports centre (sorry Leisuredome)   I'd love to go and see it when I get a chance.
kev

Sure is Kate.. Go by the dump and after the two right angled bends in the road then turn right into the lane and follow it through the farm and by the houses and old pumping station and its straight ahead...Its ok to go through the farm as the private houses are accessed this way.. My cousin lives in one of them so I know its no prob to go there..worst that will happen is he will be out chatting you up. havent had time yet myself due to work but will soon

check out this link
http://www.secretscotland.org.uk/....php/Secrets/BishopbriggsMagazine
katimac

Thanks so much Kev9!! Lucky you gave me directions because I'd always imagined it to be on the other side of the road for some reason.  I checked out the link you posted, there's some fantastic photos on there.  I've located it on Google maps and will try to get up there at some point over the weekend.  Thanks again  
kev

You a Briggs lass Kate?
katimac

Sure am.  I was born and grew up in Bishopbriggs but moved away about 6 years ago.
iiisecondcreep

Never heard of this place. I am working in Springburn all summer, must take a trip along after work one day! And the Bishopbriggs place too if I can find it!

Just looked at google maps and I am only a ten minute walk from springburn park!
katimac

If you need directions to the Bishopbriggs one give me a shout. I took a trip up there on Saturday after Kev9 kindly pointing me in the right direction and it's certainly worth a visit :)
iiisecondcreep

So I started going little walks on my lunchtimes at work and turns out this place is only 10mins walk from my work! Been up 3 or 4 times now, not ventured in yet though, think I'm best waiting til I have someone with me for that!

Bit more greenery than when Stu visited!



kev

iiisecondcreep wrote:
So I started going little walks on my lunchtimes at work and turns out this place is only 10mins walk from my work! Been up 3 or 4 times now, not ventured in yet though, think I'm best waiting til I have someone with me for that!

Bit more greenery than when Stu visited!


They are totaly tragic photos you have taken..as stated earlier in the post ..lots of people remember the hothouse as a great place to go...so sad...it should be pulled down as I dont think it will ever be a hothouse again
mrsam

Winter gardens open today (if you find the opening) explored section of 'walled area' - nothing much to see apart from some granite blocks.  Apologies to the man who was put off by presence if your on here then soz

Mr Sam
cybers

Grrrr lol thought it was a corpy guy  
Hawick_1987

Springburn Winter Gardens (13/01/13) - One year to the day that I joined UG - what better way to celebrate than a wee spot of urbexing?  
























Rockery Area
katimac

Very nice shots Hawick!!  
Doog Doog

Crackers,Hawick
Hawick_1987

Cheers folks  
Beano

Hawick..Excellent wee urbex pal      
James

Campaign to save Springburn's Winter Gardens from demolition (© STV)

A campaign to save one of Scotlandís largest glasshouses in a Glasgow park has
been launched.


The Winter Gardens in Springburn faces demolition after lying vacant for decades.
Residents started the campaign after the Springburn Public Halls were torn down
at the end of last year.

The structure located in Springburn Park was built in 1900 but is currently on Glasgow
City Councilís Ďat riskí buildings list. Campaigners fear that if funding is not found to
restore the building later this year, it could also be demolished.

Paul Hineman, who helped set up a Twitter page in response to the
threat to the Winter Gardens, said that the loss of the structure could be the "final
nail in the coffin for Springburn".

The A-listed structure was a large glasshouse that was built on agreement between the
Glasgow Corporation and the Reid family of the nearby Hyde Park Locomotive Works
as part of their deal to construct the public halls.

It was once popular with Springburn residents for its exotic plants and exhibitions, but
has been vandalised and run down since the mid-1980s.




James H
iiisecondcreep

Something on as part of the Doors Open day

http://glasgowdoorsopenday.com/pr...springburn-the-rome-of-the-north/
James

GCC commence Springburn Park Winter Gardens remediation work (© Urban Realm)

Glasgow City Council have today commenced remediation work to the A listed Springburn Park
Winter Gardens with the removal of vegetation alongside the safe storage of remaining glazing and
loose wrought iron elements.


This will be carried out over the next seven weeks along with work to lay a safe access route and establish
a secure perimeter around the site.

In tandem with this work the Glasgow Institute of Architects, through Chris Stewart of Collective Architecture
and Jonathan McQuillan of Andersen, Bell & Christie, have taken part in informal discussions with campaigners
about setting up an architectural competition for landscaping the open shell space of the Winter Gardens
and adjacent walled garden.

Such a measure is intended to reintegrate the structure into its parkland setting until such time as a viable
end use and funding package for a full restoration can be agreed.

Discussions to this end are currently on-going with the expectation of opening discussions to the public
during Doors Open Day on the 21 and 22 of September.



James H
cybers

Getting demolished then        
DavidMcD316



Springburn lunchtime today.
cybers

Looks like they have cleared all the vegetation in that photo exposing how grand this thing must have looked
DavidMcD316

cybers wrote:
Looks like they have cleared all the vegetation in that photo exposing how grand this thing must have looked


lots of guys working on it as i sat there eating my pieces
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