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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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Remarkable large gardens so close to city centre

Well worth a visit especially since the excellent horticulture is supplemented by interesting historical and other interpretation and statuary. Remarkable to find such a gem only... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Leicestershire
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit especially since the excellent horticulture is supplemented by interesting historical and other interpretation and statuary. Remarkable to find such a gem only a few minutes walk from the bars and shops of Byres Road. Even unenthusiastic gardeners like me should find something of interest.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to visit. Appealing to people of all ages. Nice tearoom too. When the sun shines in Glasgow people flock here.

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Alton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a gem - fabulous gardens and greenhouses off a busy city road. The gardens are beautifully kept and laid out - offering a tea room to take refreshments. The different array of greenhouse plants from dry areas, tropical, spices, orchards etc were breathtaking. Really interesting illustrated history of evolution of the gardens. Number of interesting birds, tame squirrels -... More 

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Alrewas, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Free entrance...Easy to access from Great Western Road. Friendly staff. Lovely surroundings to walk round. Dog friendly on leads. Cafe is basic but ok

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Laceby, Lincs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautifully kept array of plants and flowers in the many hot-houses. The gardens are immaculately kept and it is a haven of peace and greenery in a busy city. Well worth a visit. There is a cafe as well as a kiosk to buy refreshments. Watch out for the cheeky squirrels!

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Newberg, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hubby and I went here about 18 months ago and had a lovely time. We really enjoyed the greenhouses, which are imaginative and exotic. THey are a great place to explore on a rainy day.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well worth a trip to see these lovely well tended glasshouses full of colourful species, Tasty food served in the cafe too.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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We enjoyed it but once you have seen it then you have seen it. The Botanic Gardens is a good place to chill out n read a book or have a coffee.

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been there three times already and I love these gardens. In winter, the outside is obviously a bit empty but it is always wonderful inside. The plants are very well maintained and everything looks lovely. Sometimes, there are even temporary exhibitions, always super informative. I like to go there with friends and family. From spring there are also flowers... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful time wandering about the gardens. The Victorian glasshouses are delightful and well presented. The grounds, while small, are beautifully kept and worth wandering around, weather permitting.

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