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Tollcross Park

A large public park in E Glasgow, Tollcross Park lies between Shettleston and Parkhead, 3 miles (5 km) east southeast of the city centre. Extending to 37 ha (91 acres) the land was purchased from the Dunlop family by the City of Glasgow for £29,000. It was opened in honour of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897 by Lord Provost Sir David Richmond. The Tollcross Burn flows through the park. The park is notable for its impressive Winter Gardens and unique Rose Garden, which was first laid out in 1986 and now extends to more than a hectare (2.5 acres). This Rose Garden includes around individual 4100 plants, representing at least 240 varieties. Awards are given each year for new varieties submitted by breeders that grow well in the climate of the West of Scotland.

The old East Lodge buildings were developed as a Visitor and Environment Centre, while the Tollcross International Swimming Centre is located in southeast of the park. There is also a Children's Farm, with chickens, pigs and sheep, together with the more unusual, such as a llama and lovebirds.


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