Growing a Greener Glasgow

Southside Tree Trail

Posted on 7/2/2023
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We are relaunching the Southside Tree Trail. We have replaced the cherry tree which was removed from Pollokshields East because it suffered from rot, with the exceptional ginkgo tree at the Hidden Gardens.

Check out the new route, it is similar but takes in a stop at the Hidden Gardens, where there is a cafe and toilets. You can identify the trees in a number of ways. In the winter, you can use the description of the buds and branches and in the summer, you can look cross check the leaves with the illustrations on the leaflet. If that isn’t enough for you, each tree can be identified by three unique words – simply punch them in to

The trail takes in a number of neighborhoods and open park spaces. It’s a great way of checking out the Southside and the range of trees growing here. Download the Southside Tree Trail pdf here