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Tuesday 14 September – Friday 17 September 12.30 – 13.15 free

Greening Glasgow in the 19th and early 20th centuries: art, health and horticulture in the public park

Greening Glasgow in the 19th and early 20th centuries: art, health and horticulture in the public park: three online talks by Prof. Clare A.P. Willsdon, School of Culture and Creative Arts, University of Glasgow, plus a related interview with David Mitchell, a former Curator at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Vice Chairman National Trust for Scotland, and Chair of Scotland’s Gardens Scheme:

Talk 1 – Tues 14th Sept, 12.30-1pm
‘The most magnificent city…of the ancient or modern world’: Glasgow’s first Medical Officer of Health in the sewers and gardens of Paris

Talk 2 – Wed. 15th Sept, 12.30-1pm:
‘Breathing spaces and lungs’: ​ the role of parks and green spaces in the 1866 Glasgow City Improvement Act​

Talk 3 – Thurs 16th Sept, 12.30-1pm:
From ‘thriving on smoke and soot’ to ‘open spaces and woodlands’: Alexandra, Tollcross, and Pollok Parks

Interview – Fri 17th Sept, 12.30pm-1.15pm:
Prof. Willsdon and David Mitchell will use examples of trees, shrubs and other plants from the Glasgow’s historic parks and conservatories to discuss the importance of green space in the city for wellbeing of communities and health of the environment today.

Hosted in partnership with Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival.