The Dear Green Place

The original name of Glasgow in Gaelic has proven in time to reflect an remarkable quality of this city – its landscape. 

In the midst of the 19th century, an important shift occurred concerning the wellbeing of workers, parks became an important feature of any respectable city, and a source of enjoyment for almost every class of society.  Glasgow’s most ancient park, Glasgow Green is a fair example of this. 

But the reason Glasgow is nicknamed “the dear green place” has a lot to do with how many and how diversely celebrated they are. The current count is at 90 within the city boundaries, making Glasgow one of the greener city in Europe. 

Its most important, and biggest park is without a doubt Pollok park, renowned as well as its art collection as its highland cows. 


Key Themes: Landscapes, Well-being, Environment