The Motherwell Tree (George Wyllie)

Motherwell Tree
Credit: Richard East
The Motherwell Tree
The Motherwell Tree in situ at Merry Street, Motherwell, January 2022. Credit: Lex Lamb
Motherwell Tree
Credit: Tommy Quinn
During the event ‘Oglala Sioux Tipi – Life in a Tipi’ Credit: Evelyn R
Credit: JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University
Maquette of the Motherwell Tree, produced in advance of fabrication Credit: North Lanarkshire Council
Maquette of the Motherwell Tree, produced in advance of fabrication Credit: North Lanarkshire Council
Sponsor, if appropriate

1988 Glasgow Garden Festival Visual Arts Programme

Type of object

Sculpture or other artwork

Current situation


Current location, if known

Merry Street Pedestrian Precinct, Motherwell (as at January 2022)


One of five works by George Wyllie at the Festival. North Lanarkshire Council now have a museum exhibit devoted to the Tree.

1 comment

  1. GEORGE WALKER says:

    The Glass Pavillion from the Festival is now situated in The Nation Lourdes Shrine at Carfin Grotto, near Motherwell.
    It is now a Chapel within the grounds of the Grotto and dedicated to the victims of the Lockerbie Disaster

    Glass pavilion at Carfin

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