Welcome to the Fossil Grove in Glasgow, Scotland

A unique earth heritage site with eleven fossil tree stumps from the Carboniferous Period. They are about 330 million years old, and preserved where they grew.

In late 1887 a path was cut as part of a new park through an old disused roadstone quarry when the first of the fossil tree stumps was uncovered. Their uniqueness, rarity and importance was quickly recognised. A building was quickly erected over the site – which is still there today.

The site is owned and operated by Glasgow City Council’s Parks Department. The Fossil Grove Trust work with the Council to help present and conserve the fossils and find new sources of funding to improve the overall visitor experience.

A stump of a Fossil tree in the Fossil Grove Glasgow
Click the photograph of Stump #7 for an annotated 3d image


This online Zoom talk covered the geology of the Fossil Grove, the history of the building, the conservation efforts underway and the future of the site.

Monday 21st September 2020 at 7:30. A recording of the talk is on Youtube at https://youtu.be/fEseDkLigo0

This event was part of the Scottish Geology Festival. See www.scottishgeologytrust.org/events


At other times on request – see Contacts

For Open Days and Guided Tours see Events

Find the Fossil Grove on Google Maps

Map of the western end of Glasgow showing the location of the Fossil Grove in Victoria Park

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