Apart from providing a beautiful display of golden daffodils and wild flowers each year your hard work will also provide a sustainable science garden for use by local community groups and schools as part of the OPAL explore nature project that Glasgow City of Science is working on with Glasgow schools.

Friends of Elder Park are also involved in the support of this activity which will celebrate the forthcoming Glasgow Year of Green 2015. John Elder was an engineer/scientist and his wife, Isabella Elder a philanthropist and supporter of women in science, bought the land and dedicated the park in memory of her husband for use by the local community. She was an great women and in 1892 persuaded Glasgow University to accept women into medicine.

Do you know that daffodils are also the symbol of the charity Marie Curie Cancer Care? Marie Curie was a pioneering scientist and the only person to have two Nobel Prizes to her name.

Please meet at Elder Park Library for instructions (view a location map below). We’d ask all participants to dress appropriately for the weather and bring appropriate footwear. Tools and bulbs will be provided. Of course, you are very welcome to come along with a few friends.


OPAL Explore Nature

Friends of Elder Park (Facebook Community Page)

Glasgow City Council Parks Department

Glasgow Year of Green 2015

Marie Curie Cancer Care