Victoria Park and Fossil Grove, Glasgow

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The Fossil Grove is located within Victoria Park, Glasgow, Scotland. It was discovered in 1887 and contains the fossilised stumps of eleven extinct Lepidodendron trees, which are sometimes described as "giant club mosses" but they may be more closely related to quillworts. The Fossil Grove is managed as a museum and has been a popular tourist attraction since it opened for public viewing.The site, Glasgow's most ancient visitor attraction and the remnants of an extensive ancient forest, is viewed from within a building constructed to protect the fossils from the elements.Natural heritageThe site displays a cluster of eleven petrified tree-like stumps in their growth position, excavated from layers of sandstone and shale, which formed 325 million years ago during the Carboniferous period. Fossil Grove is a site of special scientific interest of international importance for the study of Carboniferous plant fossils.
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  • My dog and I visited the park today, getting out for exercise and fresh air was great, all the while being able to keeping to the social distance rules. Its something I suggest people do while we...  more »
  • Hadn’t been to the park for years and went recently for an Into yo Horticultural Skills course. Wow how the park has developed over the years. Well cared for, lots I& areas for children to play in...  more »
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  • As a wee boy I used to come here weekly and gawk at the trees... Now as a man living in faraway NZ I wish I could walk there again. Fabulous place.
  • The place itself is a fantastic attraction for anyone interested in natural sciences.Set in beautiful and interesting scenery of former quarry. The building however is a bit run down and requires renovation.

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