Pollok Country Park
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The Burrell Collection is set within Pollok Country Park - Glasgow's largest park and only Country Park within the City. The park is rich in rural history formerly being part of the Old Pollok Estate including Pollok House, the ancestral home to the Maxwell Family.
Its extensive woodlands and gardens provide a quiet sanctuary for both visitors and wildlife. The park is also famous for its walled garden boasting a collection of over 1,000 species of Rhododendron and famous Pollok Park Beech estimated to be 250 years old. It boasts numerous woodland and riverside walks; an orienteering course; play-park; wildlife garden and its famous, and much-loved, Highland cows. The park is an important part of the city’s green belt and provides a space for residents and tourists to visit and escape the urban aspects of Glasgow
Running alongside the Burrell’s renaissance is the Pollok Country Park Transformation Project, whereby Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Life aim to develop and celebrate the vibrant Southside of the city as a place where the people of Glasgow and its visitors can experience and enjoy heritage, culture, activities and sport.
The project will see improved access to and within Pollok Country Park, improved orientation of the attractions within the park and of the park within the city, establish the park as a day out offer for locals and visitors alike and ultimately creating an accessible and enjoyable space for all within the city with The Burrell Collection at its heart.