HC Deb 01 April 1890 vol 343 cc395-6

I beg to ask the First Commissioner of Works whether he is aware that 10,000 persons visited the Botanic Gardens, Houses, and Museum, at Edinburgh, the first Sunday on which they were open to the public, and that since then they have been much used on that day; and if the conduct of the people is reported to have been orderly and satisfactory?


I am informed that the attendance at the Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh averaged about 10,000 on each Sunday when the weather was favourable during the first two months after the Gardens were open on Sundays, they have been much used since, principally by the artizan classes, and I believe that no complaint has been made of any misconduct on the part of the visitors.