Records of the Glasgow Garden Festival, 1988

Scope and Content

Administration and information records, publicity material, press-cuttings, magazines, maps & plans, photographs, records of Liverpool and Stoke-on-Trent Garden Festivals

Administrative / Biographical History

The Glasgow Garden Festival was held at Princes Dock, Glasgow between 28 April and 26 September 1988  . It consisted of hundreds of gardens, pavilions and exhibits sponsored by companies, charities and universities from Glasgow, the rest of Scotland and beyond. It was organised by the Scottish Development Agency, Glasgow City Council and Strathclyde Regional Council. The Garden Festivals were a means of bringing derelict land back into productive use, and also giving cities a chance to show the public their regenerated image. Glasgow‰??s Garden Festival was the third national event, the first being in Liverpool, England, in 1984  and then in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, in 1986  .


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Acquisition Information

Donated by the now defunct Department of Town & Regional Planning, University of Glasgow in 1988/1990

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Printed list and item level computerised list available in searchroom

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Archivist's Note

Compiled by Jenny Bunn, Assistant Archivist, 02 March 2000

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