A GREEN space in East Renfrewshire features on a new map which encourages people to explore the great outdoors.

It is hoped the initiative, by tourism group Discover Scottish Gardens, will lead to the area attracting more visitors.

Greenbank Garden, an 18th-century walled garden in Clarkston that is operated by the National Trust for Scotland, is among more than 130 green spaces listed on the map.

Catherine Erskine, chair of Discover Scottish Gardens, said: “Our brand new map will help locals and tourists discover the beautiful and varied gardens the west of Scotland has to offer.

“Gardens are a huge asset and we continually strive to maximise on the potential to grow their popularity. The new map will equip visitors with a list of some of the best gardens in the region, helping them make the most of their visit, or for locals, discover something new right on their doorstep.

“They can even create their own ‘garden route’ within Scotland. Now is the perfect time to pick up a map and go exploring.”

The maps are available from various museum and art galleries, hotels, gifts shops and tourist attractions.

For more details, go online at www.discoverscottishgardens.org/discover-garden-near.