Set within Auchinlea Park Provan Hall is closely linked to many events in the history of Glasgow and was at the heart of the Bishop’s Estate that once stretched from Shettleston to Springburn and Bishop Loch. Provan Hall is owned by the National Trust for Scotland and managed by Glasgow City Council. It is a Grade A listed site formed of two houses and a courtyard. It is considered to be one of the best-preserved fortified country houses in Scotland and one of the oldest surviving buildings in Glasgow, with the oldest building dating from the 16th century.
We have been working closely with Glasgow City Council (GCC), Provanhall Trust and the Seven Lochs Regeneration Programme who are currently to incorporate Provan Hall and the surrounding grounds into the Seven Lochs Wetland Park.
We are now delighted to be able to confirm that, after thoroughly exploring all options, the working group have agreed to reinstall our beautiful Glasgow Tree of Tranquillity within the Walled Garden area in Provan Hall.
The Tree will be reinstalled in the area formerly known as the “Orchard” within the secure Walled Garden. Provan Hall house and gardens will re-open in April 2022 and access will be available every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday initially. The Walled Garden will be locked out with normal opening times, the external walls will be secured using natural hedging and a CCTV camera will be installed on the wall adjacent to the Tree of Tranquillity that will be monitored continually, by Glasgow City Council.
There will not be a café on site but there will be a coffee machine in reception and tables / chairs in the courtyard in nicer weather. Work will also be carried out on the Car Park to remove some of the overgrowth and in time to add more lighting, CCTV, and a new entrance sign.
We hope to share drawings of our plans for the “Orchard” and begin fundraising early next year, with a view to re-installing the Tree of Tranquillity towards the end of summer 2022.
The working group will also continue to work on a memorial to mark the original spot where the Tree of Tranquillity stood.
We understand how difficult it is just now not being able to visit the Glasgow Tree of Tranquillity so the working group have compiled this list of tranquil spaces that you may wish to visit until the Tree of Tranquility is reinstalled. If you would like to add any locations to this list please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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