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Mini Free for all: Hamilton Claypits

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Photo: Eoin Carey

  • Calendar 20 Jun 2022


As the Floating Garden tours the Scottish Canal network, it will stop at several locations, visiting local communities along its journey. At each stop a flower singer will come alive, singing harvest songs while you have a chance to pick up some free, easy growing plants - to kickstart your growing journey. Come along to experience the fun and join in on a summer of growing!

First stop is the Hamiltonhill Claypits Local Nature Reserve. The Claypits is a nature reserve with wooded walks and paths running alongside the Forth and Clyde Canal, between the Firhill and Applecross basins. It was once an industrial hub linked to the canal and Glasgow’s history. It has grown, over many years, into a place for nature and wildlife to thrive.

250 Ellesmere St, Glasgow G22 5LZ

Venue Information


From the City Centre:
7, 71A and 75 Bus routes to Dawson Road (approximately a 9 min walk).

From West End:
1) 90 Bus routes to Hayston Street (approximately a 16 min walk).
2) 7, 71A and 75 Bus routes to Dawson Road (approximately a 9 min walk).

The nearest underground station is Cowcadden (approximately a 24 min walk).
The route is mostly flat.

The towpath is level and follows National Bike Route 735.


There are no public toilets on site


There is free parking if you travel by car.


There are five entrances to the Claypits, the closest to the Floating Garden site is Garscube Road.

The Floating Garden will be moored adjacent to the swing bridge leading into the Claypits from the towpath.

Assistance and well-behaved dogs are welcome and fresh drinking water will be provided

Hamiltonhill Claypits (Glasgow)

250 Ellesmere St, Glasgow G22 5LZ