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Botanic Gardens and Kibble Palace

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Address: 730 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 0UE, Scotland
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+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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Magical place to go on a cold and wet day

The range of plants on show is really amazing. Both the Palace and the Gardens are really well maintained. If its raining and cold you can go inside and look at the huge range... read more

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Bothwell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The range of plants on show is really amazing. Both the Palace and the Gardens are really well maintained. If its raining and cold you can go inside and look at the huge range of exotic plants however if its a warm day then wander through the lovely park.

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Dunbar, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had never visited before although a frequent visitor to Glasgow over the years. Decided to spend a lazy Monday here and totally loved it. Beautiful grounds and a multitude of things to see. Would recommend it to anyone especially those with small children who love to run around.....they will probably get chased by the many squirrels we saw. Great tearoom... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was definitely expecting much larger gardens - was definitely disappointing. They didn't have anything that was unique or different.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Glasgow botanical garden is located in the West End of Glasgow. The gardens are colourful and beautifully maintained for the public to enjoy. They have a tearoom and mobile unit for buying refreshments. Several glasshouses can be seen but the most notable one is the Kibble Palace. The reflective multi-facet mirror is a prominent feature so is the reclining... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Glasgow's Botanic Gardens are an oasis in the city. Just off Great Western Road in Glasgow's charming West End, the gardens provide a lovely place to sit with a picnic and relax, go and read or see a wide variety of vegetation within its greenhouses.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Can bring a bike here, or simply walk around. Also good for a run. Takes about 2-3 hours to explore. Really great as long as it's not raining

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

Placed in the west end of Glasgow its a lovely place to spend a few hours. Theres lots of large plants and small ones too, it would be an ideal place to take kids on a sunny day. Worth a visit if you have a few hours to kill on a sunny day

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Botanic Gardens are great to amble round indoors and out. There is a good amount of plants to look at indoors if the weather is letting you down. They have been known to put a light show on in the winter.

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

Been visiting these gardens for 50 years. Can you believe that there is always something new? The childrens' play areas, the garden for kids, the rose garden, the glass houses full of ferns, cactus, seasonal flowers, Kibble Palace, with the fish and the 'Jungle', all provide delight, regardless of age. Seating to watch the World and it's family go by... More 

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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been visiting Glasgow for years and have taken many an atmospheric picture of the Kibble Palace without heading inside - but my wife's interest in horticulture meant that we finally got to head indoors into the tropical heat on a bright, cold January day! I have to confess, as someone who is not green-fingered in the slightest, I found... More 

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