A Glasshouse Gallery- National Voluntary Arts Week

Today was a gloriously sunny Glasgow day… headed to the Botanic gardens for a good wander as this is a beautiful place in the sun.  The tropical heat of the glasshouses is welcome at any time, but on a sunny day it is actually like being abroad!

I was amused to see the large pile of craft which greeted me.. the whole of Kibble Palace was adorned with all things knitted and sewn.

Birds in the Botanics :)

Birds in the Botanics 🙂

 

There was such a lot of work in this that I feel it should stay for a long time, I am not sure how long is resides at Kibble Palace. I learnt later that this was part of National Voluntary Arts Week where people put many works in public spaces.  The birds looked quite at home.  I liked this watering can as well, and a few other pieces shown below:

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The actual flowers at the Botanics are wonderful, they look almost like art in themselves, especially in the dramatic setting of Kibble Palace with its huge domed roof:

 

Kibble Palace roof

Kibble Palace roof

 

This is a famous “Glasgow picture” but I let the little fern get in on the action.  Kibble Palace is quite different from the People’s Palace and winter gardens, as it is more of a “regional show” of plants, from different areas of the world.  There are similarities between the style of display seen in Duthie Park in Aberdeen, as there are also smaller (slightly less grand in appearance, but rich in content) glasshouses with  different temperatures and plant life according to these climates.  I was admiring the colours and playing with the settings on my camera, so I thought I would share these as well.

 

 

 

 

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