Garden pavilion to form centrepiece of makeover

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Garden buildings at an historic park in Scotland are to be upgraded as part of a major makeover project.

A key part of the renovation at Rouken Glen Park in Glasgow, which is to receive £123,200 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, is the creation of a new exhibition space in the refurbished Rouken Glen pavilion for presenting natural and historical points of interest, the Glasgow Evening Times reported.

According to the newspaper, East Renfrewshire Council, with support from the Friends of Rouken Glen, also want to use the money to restore some of the park's best-loved features including the walled garden, boating pond and glen path.

Preparation work undertaken with the Lottery funding could ultimately lead to a £2 million grant for further work.

"Since the park opened in 1906 people of all nationalities have found peace and tranquillity walking along its paths admiring its landscaped gardens," said environment convener Councillor Eddie Phillips.

"Rouken Glen is a major tourist attraction in East Renfrewshire and thousands flock to events such as the annual running festival, Tartan Day and our family fun day."

Posted by Martin Corby   - 05 January 2011
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