GORBALS ROSE GARDEN
WHERE IS IT? In the Gorbals district south of the River Clyde, sandwiched between Errol Gardens and Old Rutherglen Road
This old burial ground was established in 1715 to cater to the new district of Gorbals, which was disponed to the City of Glasgow in 1650.
It was restored in 2005 when the entire area was redeveloped with new and improved housing, and the graves were moved, with many of the original headstones attached to the wall of the park, including many who helped shape the district, such as James Laurie and writer Alexander Ure.
The Gorbals Rose War Memorial, dedicated to World War II hero James Stokes, was designed by artist Liz Peden in collaboration with the Gorbals Art Project. It was sadly vandalised soon after its installation in 2005 and never replaced. However, this has not stopped locals from using the greenscape. In 2011 Gorbals Growers was launched to help maintain the land and use the space to grow plants, fruits and vegetables.
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