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Botanic Gardens and Kibble Palace

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Address: 730 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 0UE, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 141 334 2422
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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This unique glasshouse located in the Botanic Gardens is a familiar...

This unique glasshouse located in the Botanic Gardens is a familiar landmark in Glasgow.

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Lovely gardens but please correct the spelling!

We enjoyed the Botanic Gardens with the huge greenhouses and were surprised and pleased to see the middle one is full of Tasmanian tree ferns (we're from Tasmania)! They... read more

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed the Botanic Gardens with the huge greenhouses and were surprised and pleased to see the middle one is full of Tasmanian tree ferns (we're from Tasmania)! They correctly identified them as Dicksonia Antarctica but then spoiled it by spelling Tasmania with a z!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Leaving aside summer, this beautiful place is kinda obvious then... In winter the walks are no less interesting, the greenhouses are more appealing and idea for a few quiet moments with nature; relaxing, or reading, listening to music on earphones, or eating lunch. Highly recommended spring summer autumn and winter

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Nairn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the gardens and Kibble Palace on a particularly cold November morning so the warmth of the greenhouses and the palace were very welcome. They are beautifully maintained with an amazing selection of plants and flowers throughout.

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Thank Macpac15
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The botanic Gardens is a lovely place to visit for a coffee or lunch and walking around the beautiful garden and indoor green house area I had my wedding photo shoot there on a beautiful August day and the place was stunning

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Thank Mark9289
Glasgow
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Botanic Gardens has been a staple venue in my life. I have lost count of the number of times I have visited as a child, adult, father and grandfather and it has never disappointed. The Kibble Palace is a spectacular grade A listed Victorian glasshouse. The main part of the building is circular and houses many large plants including... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The glasshouses lovely the kibble created 1873 by boyd of paisley.It was once a railway station kirklee. Statues some really striking figures. Refurbished in 2004 at a cost of £7 million.

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

have been here few times over this year but 2 highlight my visits. firstly was a picnic with a group of people from a disibility support group i attend. this was on 10th may 2016 day after my birthday and what a gorgeous day weatherwise and brilliant day for atmosphere in park with it being very busy with other people... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there on a pretty cold and a little rainy day. But still fine to walk around the grounds and, while not much growing in November, see the areas and how they would be in the summer. Also the two indoor facilities were great to visit.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go buy some lunch in one of the local places, of which there are plenty. get yourself a paper and pick a seat, in the Kibble Palace at this time of year and enjoy the surroundings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to take a walk with your dog, family or just yourself! Lots of great things to see and such a lovely place, lots of places to go after your visit

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