Family friendly Gardens And Parks in and around Glasgow

Get up close to nature and enjoy the stunning parks and spectacular gardens that call East Renfrewshire home, each with its own special features and attractions!

Alexander Hamilton Memorial Park

Alexander Hamilton Memorial Park

Stonehouse
Alexander Hamilton Memorial Park is a multi levelled park with an extensive pathway network leading to all levels. It includes a bandstand area, three...
Alexandra Park

Alexandra Park

Glasgow East End
This 42 hectare (102 acres) East End public park is extremely popular with local residents and the wider community. Park users have always found Alexandra...
Balloch Castle Country Park

Balloch Castle Country Park

Balloch
Balloch Castle Country Park is one of the finest public spaces in the West of Scotland with fantastic views over Loch Lomond and plenty of things to see...
Battery Park

Battery Park

Greenock
Situated within the Battery Park, Inverclyde Leisure's facilities include a new all-weather floodlit 3rd Generation field turf - a full 11 aside park...
Bellahouston Park

Bellahouston Park

Glasgow South Side
Bellahouston Park has many features and facilities to tempt visitors and local residents to its grounds. It boasts formal gardens and open parkland in...
Braedale Hill Local Nature Reserve

Braedale Hill Local Nature Reserve

Newmains
Braedale Hill Local Nature Reserve is situated in Newmains to the north east of Wishaw.The site was once known as Crindledyke Bing and mainly consisted...
Broadloan Community Gardens

Broadloan Community Gardens

Renfrew
Renfrew Association of Growers and Gardeners (RAGG) received funding from the Big Lottery Fund to create a community garden in the Broadloan area of Renfrew...
Calderglen Country Park

Calderglen Country Park

East Kilbride
Calderglen Country Park is a four-star tourist attraction which has a Children's Zoo, Tropical Glasshouse, Ornamental Gardens, Nature Trails and Walks...
Castlebank Park

Castlebank Park

Lanark
Castlebank Park is a large area of ground consisting of a children's play area, a swing set, a garden and even a Horticultural Centre. The gates into...
Castlemilk Park

Castlemilk Park

Glasgow South Side
The woodlands of Castlemilk Park run through the heart of Castlemilk and are a great place to visit; it’s a place that is rich in history and a home...
Cathkin Braes Country Park

Cathkin Braes Country Park

Glasgow South Side
Cathkin Braes Country Park covers a large area in the south east of Glasgow.It is rich in history and a familiar landmark on the southern skyline reaching...
Chatelherault Country Park

Chatelherault Country Park

Hamilton
Chatelherault Country Park, a five star visitor attraction under the Visit Scotland grading scheme, has been described as a Jewel in the Landscape.Chatelherault...
Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park

Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park

Lochwinnoch
Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park covers an area of 108 square miles and contains two country parks with visitor centres at Castle Semple Loch and Muirshiel...
Culzean Castle and Country Park

Culzean Castle and Country Park

Maybole
With a dramatic clifftop setting, Robert Adam architecture, fascinating history & beautiful surrounds, Culzean Castle is one of Scotland's best days out...
Cumbernauld Glen

Cumbernauld Glen

Cumbernauld
Cumbernauld Glen's ancient woodland is a haven for wildlife and the varied ground vegetation reflects the age of the site. Vast carpets of bluebells flower...
Cuningar Loop Woodland Park

Cuningar Loop Woodland Park

Rutherglen
Cuningar Loop is a £5.7 million Legacy 2014 project that will provide an exciting new woodland park in the east end of Glasgow.Located in Rutherglen,...
Dams to Darnley Country Park

Dams to Darnley Country Park

Barrhead
Dams to Darnley is Scotland's newest country park. The park covers over 1300 acres of open space between the reservoirs between Barrhead and Newton Mearns...
David Livingstone Centre

David Livingstone Centre

Blantyre
There are storeys of stories about David Livingstone, the famous Scottish explorer and missionary, in this birthplace museum of his life and work. Housed...
Dawsholm Park

Dawsholm Park

Glasgow West End
Dawsholm Park could well be described as ‘the nature lover’s park’ as there is much of interest to the nature enthusiast here.Large areas of the...
Dean Castle Country Park

Dean Castle Country Park

Kilmarnock
Dean Castle Country Park is a fantastic free day out for all the family. The country park, covering over 200 acres, is nestled in the heart of Kilmarnock...
Drumchapel Park

Drumchapel Park

Glasgow West End
Drumchapel Park is pleasantly and conveniently situated in the very heart of the housing area, being especially accessible from the large main shopping...
Drumpellier Country Park

Drumpellier Country Park

Coatbridge
Situated within North Lanarkshire, to the west of Coatbridge and east of Glasgow, the park was formerly a private estate. The land was given over to the...
Durrockstock Park Local Nature Reserve

Durrockstock Park Local Nature Reserve

Paisley
A former industial area, now a refuge for wildlife and a valued park for the community The Local Nature Reserve is sited within Durrockstock Park in Paisley...
Eglinton Country Park

Eglinton Country Park

Irvine
Spring, summer, autumn and winter - the beauty of Eglinton Country Park is on your doorstep!Immersed in a rich history, our Country Park gives you space...
Elder Park

Elder Park

Glasgow South Side
Elder Park has an area of 37 acres and was laid out by John Honeyman, of architectural practice Honeyman & Keppie. The Park is located within the historic...
Faifley Knowes

Faifley Knowes

Clydebank
No additional information.
Finlaystone Country Estate

Finlaystone Country Estate

Langbank
Finlaystone Country Estate is an established visitor attraction managed by the family of the Chief of the Clan MacMillan. The estate, with its spectacular...
Garscadden Local Nature Reserve

Garscadden Local Nature Reserve

Glasgow West End
This tranquil woodland, with its majestic ancient oaks and old hawthorn hedges, has been growing on this hillside on the edge of Glasgow for hundreds...
Gartcosh Local Nature Reserve

Gartcosh Local Nature Reserve

Gartcosh
Local Nature Reserves (LNR) are places for local people to actively enjoy, while having the chance to see and learn about nature on their doorsteps.Gartcosh...
Geilston Garden

Geilston Garden

Dumbarton
A delightful garden, typical of the small country estates on the banks of the Clyde purchased by merchants and industrialists in the 18th and 19th centuries...
Glasgow Botanic Gardens

Glasgow Botanic Gardens

Glasgow West End
Glasgow Botanic Gardens, situated in the West End of the city, lies beside the River Kelvin.At any time of the year there are pleasant riverside walks...
Glasgow Countryside Rangers

Glasgow Countryside Rangers

Various Locations Glasgow
Our team of 7 Countryside Rangers operate citywide, covering over 90 parks, 10 Local Nature Reserves and 8 Greenflag parks in Glasgow.In addition to running...
Glasgow Green

Glasgow Green

Glasgow City Centre
Glasgow Green is by far the oldest of the city's parks. It is situated within walking distance of the city centre east of the Saltmarket. It is currently...
Greenbank House and Garden

Greenbank House and Garden

Clarkston
Less than a mile from the suburban bustle of Clarkston on the south side of Glasgow, Greenbank Garden is a tranquil celebration of the gardener’s art...
Greenhead Moss Community Nature Park

Greenhead Moss Community Nature Park

Wishaw
Greenhead Moss Community Nature Park lies just east of Wishaw, and covers some 100 hectares.The park boasts a variety of habitats and an extensive and...
Hareleeshill Community Garden

Hareleeshill Community Garden

Larkhall
On a vacant piece of land enclosed by houses, the Community Garden project has been developed in partnership with South Lanarkshire Council Changing Places...
Hayburn Park

Hayburn Park

Glasgow West End
Hayburn Park is set in the busy and popular west end of Glasgow’s Hyndland area.This local park is surrounded by narrow streets and lanes that are typical...
Holmhills Wood Community Park

Holmhills Wood Community Park

Cambuslang
Holmhills Wood Community Park runs from Greenlees Road to Langlea Drive and is an important part of the greenspace for Cambuslang. It includes Holmhills...
Holyrood Park

Holyrood Park

Edinburgh Old Town
Holyrood Park is a unique historic landscape in the heart of the city, whose dramatic crags and hills give Edinburgh part of its distinctive skyline....
Hopetoun House

Hopetoun House

Queensferry
Hopetoun is a place of outstanding natural beauty, which has Scotland\'s finest stately home at its heart. Situated on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Hopetoun...
Inveraray Castle

Inveraray Castle

Inveraray
Inveraray Castle is the ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll, Chief of the Clan Campbell and the iconic, must-see visitor attraction on the West Coast...
Jamieson Park

Jamieson Park

Newmilns
No additional information.
Kelburn Estate & Country Centre

Kelburn Estate & Country Centre

Largs
Based around a 13th Century castle that's had an amazing makeover courtesy of a team of Brazilian artists, the estate near Largs, Ayrshire also features...
Kelvingrove Park

Kelvingrove Park

Glasgow West End
Kelvingrove Park is a public park located on the River Kelvin in the West End of Glasgow.This Sir Joseph Paxton designed park is a 34 hectares/85 acres...
Kilbride Woodlands

Kilbride Woodlands

East Kilbride
The East Kilbride Community Trust (EKCT) are in the early stages of establishing a Community Woodland in the vicinity of Peel Park, East Kilbride, with...
Kings Park  Stirling

Kings Park Stirling

Stirling
The Kings Park is one of Stirling's best used recreation areas. Historically the park was used as the hunting ground for the Royal Court at Stirling...
Kirklandneuk Park

Kirklandneuk Park

Renfrew
No additional information.
Lauriston Castle

Lauriston Castle

Edinburgh West
When you step inside Lauriston Castle, you see it just as it was in 1926, when it was left to the nation by the last private owner, Mrs Reid.The Castle...
Linn Park

Linn Park

Glasgow South Side
Linn Park is the second largest park in the city and with its variety of activities combined with its extensive grounds you can be assured of an enjoyable...
Linn Park Adventure Playground

Linn Park Adventure Playground

Glasgow South Side
Linn Park Adventure Playground is an indoor and outdoor play centre for children with additional support needs and their families.We believe that play...
Malls Mire Community Woodland

Malls Mire Community Woodland

Glasgow South Side
Malls Mire is an area of mixed woodland and wetland habitat situated between Toryglen and Rutherglen. People from the surrounding communities have been...
Maryhill Park

Maryhill Park

Glasgow West End
Maryhill Park is an extremely popular local park with residents and the wider community.Improvements to the park have added a wetland area, orchard, signage...
Moogety Garden

Moogety Garden

Glasgow South Side
Moogety Garden is a new community garden in the making, built by local people for local people in the Elderpark area in Govan. The garden is supported...
Mosswater Local Nature Reserve

Mosswater Local Nature Reserve

Cumbernauld
Mosswater Local Nature Reserve is best accessed by foot from Hope Park Drive north of Blackwood round-about.After several years of work to improve this...
Mugdock Country Park

Mugdock Country Park

Mugdock
Located in beautiful semi-natural and formal landscapes yet only 10 miles from Glasgow city centre, Mugdock Country Park offers an exciting visit to the...
Newlands Park

Newlands Park

Glasgow South Side
The park is considered to be one of the more beautiful small parks which hosts a wide variety of trees shrubs and plants including a rockery, rose garden...
Northside Wood Wildlife Reserve

Northside Wood Wildlife Reserve

Cumbernauld
Northside Wood is a strip of woodland south of Cumbernauld village. As the woodland is relatively young it is still developing. Areas of scrub and remnants...
Pacitti Community Garden Project

Pacitti Community Garden Project

Glasgow South Side
Pacitti Community Garden is unique setting just off Paisley Road Toll on Glasgow's South side. The garden has been around for a number of years.It can...
Palacerigg Country Park

Palacerigg Country Park

Cumbernauld
Enjoy the rare breeds collection, wildlife, Millennium longhouses, environmental education, kids playpark and much more.Our Park Visitor Centre now hosts...
Pentland Hills Regional Park

Pentland Hills Regional Park

Various Locations Edinburgh
The Pentland Hills Regional Park is a living, working landscape, that offers great opportunities to experience, learn about and enjoy the outdoors. Sculpted...
Pollok Country Park

Pollok Country Park

Glasgow South Side
Pollok Country Park is Glasgow's largest park and the only Country Park within Glasgow. Its extensive woodlands and gardens provide a quiet sanctuary...
Princes Street Gardens

Princes Street Gardens

Edinburgh Old Town
Princes Street Gardens lies at centre of Edinburgh's World Heritage Site, within New Town and Old Town Outstanding Conservation Areas. It is listed in...
Queens Park

Queens Park

Glasgow South Side
Queen's Park offers something for everyone, from manicured lawns and bedding areas for the gardening enthusiast to peaceful naturalised walks rich in...
Ravenswood Local Nature Reserve

Ravenswood Local Nature Reserve

Cumbernauld
Local Nature Reserves (LNR) are places for local people to actively enjoy, while having the chance to see and learn about nature on their doorsteps.Ravenswood...
Redlees Urban Park

Redlees Urban Park

Blantyre
27 acres of natural woodland in a former quarry. There is now a large pond suitable for canoeing and providing a home to amphibians and insects. Hosted...
Riccard Johnston Woods

Riccard Johnston Woods

Motherwell
Once a farm, today Riccard Johnston is a mosaic of mixed woodland, green open space and mature hedgerows.Recent improvement to the woodlands include rejuvenating...
Richmond Park

Richmond Park

Glasgow City Centre
No additional information.
Rosshall Park & Gardens

Rosshall Park & Gardens

Glasgow South Side
Rosshall Park represents the core of an Estate with a history dating back to the 17th century. The park has a unique combination of historical, cultural...
Rouken Glen Park

Rouken Glen Park

Giffnock
Rouken Glen Park is a historic park located next to Thornliebank, Giffnock and Newton Mearns.It contains a range of features and facilities including...
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Stockbridge and Canonmills
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a scientific centre for the study of plants, their diversity and conservation, as well as a popular tourist attraction...
Rozelle Estate

Rozelle Estate

Ayr
The Estate of Rozelle is a beautiful estate that was gifted to the public in 1968 by Commander J. Hamilton, on the understanding that it be utilised for...
Scotlands Gardens: East Renfrewshire

Scotlands Gardens: East Renfrewshire

Various Locations East Renfrewshire
Scotland’s Gardens, a registered charity created in 1931, raises funds for other worthy charities by facilitating the opening of large and small gardens...
Scotlands Gardens: Edinburgh & Lothians

Scotlands Gardens: Edinburgh & Lothians

Various Locations Edinburgh
Scotland’s Gardens, a registered charity created in 1931, raises funds for other worthy charities by facilitating the opening of large and small gardens...
Scotlands Gardens: Glasgow

Scotlands Gardens: Glasgow

Various Locations Glasgow
Scotland’s Gardens, a registered charity created in 1931, raises funds for other worthy charities by facilitating the opening of large and small gardens...
Scotlands Gardens: Lanarkshire

Scotlands Gardens: Lanarkshire

Various Locations Lanarkshire
Scotland’s Gardens, a registered charity created in 1931, raises funds for other worthy charities by facilitating the opening of large and small gardens...
Scotlands Gardens: Renfrewshire

Scotlands Gardens: Renfrewshire

Various Locations Renfrewshire
Scotland’s Gardens, a registered charity created in 1931, raises funds for other worthy charities by facilitating the opening of large and small gardens...
Scotlands Gardens: Stirling & Falkirk

Scotlands Gardens: Stirling & Falkirk

Various Locations Stirling
Scotland’s Gardens, a registered charity created in 1931, raises funds for other worthy charities by facilitating the opening of large and small gardens...
Scottish Wildlife Trust: Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve and Visitor Centre

Scottish Wildlife Trust: Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve and Visitor Centre

Lanark
The Scottish Wildlife Trust Falls of Clyde and Visitor Centre is nestled in the Clyde Valley and is part of the Clyde Valley Woodlands National Nature...
Seven Lochs Wetland Park

Seven Lochs Wetland Park

Various Locations Lanarkshire
Bringing together 20 sq km of lochs, parks, nature reserves and woodlands between Glasgow and Coatbridge Seven Lochs Wetland Park offers an exciting range...
Springburn Park

Springburn Park

Glasgow North
Springburn Park (31 hectares/77 acres) has one of the most beautiful rockeries in Scotland, a garden of peace and three wildlife ponds. Extensive spring...
Strathclyde Country Park

Strathclyde Country Park

Motherwell
Thousands of visitors every year come to enjoy the huge range of activities available at Strathclyde Country Park from sailing to sunbathing, birdwatching...
The Childrens Wood

The Childrens Wood

Glasgow West End
The Children’s Wood on North Kelvin Meadow, and the Meadow itself, make up the last wild space in the west-end of Glasgow. The land is currently under...
The Helix

The Helix

Falkirk
The Helix has been around since 2003, borne from an idea to create a local greenspace that connects and engages with its local communities. We'd like...
The Hidden Gardens

The Hidden Gardens

Glasgow South Side
Scotland’s Sanctuary Gardens dedicated to peace.Opened in 2003, the Hidden Gardens is an award-winning unique public greenspace and community development...
The Meadows

The Meadows

Edinburgh South
The Meadows remain one of the most important open spaces in Edinburgh and one of the most popular. There's something for everyone with the biggest play...
Tollcross Park

Tollcross Park

Glasgow East End
Tollcross Park is internationally famous for its unique Rose Garden and impressive Winter Gardens. The park has many hidden gems including the Glen Nature...
Valley International Park

Valley International Park

Crossford
Valley International Park is currently closed and we have no further information as to if and when it is likely to reopen.Valley International Park is...
Victoria Park

Victoria Park

Glasgow West End
Originally acquired by the Burgh of Partick, Victoria Park was named for Queen Victoria's golden jubilee in 1887 and is considered to be Glasgow's prettiest...
Water Works

Water Works

Barrhead
Barrhead Water Works, near Glasgow won the public vote to become Grow Wild’s Scotland flagship site in November 2013It has since undergone a dramatic...
Woodlands Community Garden

Woodlands Community Garden

Glasgow West End
Woodlands Community Garden has been built by the community for the community. Since 2010 we have transformed a derelict gap site into a thriving 'outdoor...