Fossil Grove

Nature Centres & Reserves

Victoria Park, Glasgow, G14 1BN

    Travel back in time to an ancient forest even older than the dinosaurs, at the Fossil Grove, Glasgow!

    The Fossil Grove at Victoria Park, Glasgow, is home to some of the most spectacular fossilised trees in the UK. The fossils are the remains of ancient trees, twice as old as the dinosaurs, which once grew in Scotland at a time when it had a hot, tropical climate.  The trees are the remnants of vast forests which eventually became the coal that powered Glasgow's industry. Visit the Fossil Grove, and travel back in time 359 million years ago to see for yourself a long forgotten landscape preserved in the city of Glasgow. 




    Opening Times
    Opening Times 2016
    17 Apr 2016 - 25 Sep 2016

    Open Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Open 10am to 4pm.

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • Outdoor Recreational Facilities


    • City Location

    Public Transport Directions

    To find Victoria Park and the Fossil Grove:

    By Rail: Hyndland and Jordanhill railway stations are approximately 15 minutes walk away.

    By Bus: There is a regular bus service from Glasgow city centre. Visit or phone 0871 200 2233 for timetables.

    By Car: From central Glasgow on the north side of the River Clyde, follow the A814, exit onto the A739 North for Aberfoyle, turn left at the first set of traffic lights; the main entrance to the park is on Victoria Park Drive North. The closest gate to the Fossil Grove is on Westland Drive. 

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