Glasgow Botanic Gardens
Glasgow Botanic Gardens
4.5
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This unique glasshouse located in the Botanic Gardens is a familiar landmark in Glasgow.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • shanil178
    Petaling Jaya, Malaysia341 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice park
    I was there at the end of May. A rare day of sunshine..and the place was packed with people enjoying the sun. Kids running around. People sunbathing. Lovely place. I sat there, read a book, n enjoyed myself.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 July 2023
  • 516rachela
    Glasgow, United Kingdom133 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Multiple visits recommended!
    I've been to the botanic gardens a few times now and it's one of my favourite spots in Glasgow. You can wander outside, you can wander inside, there are lots of benches to sit on and paths to explore and meander along. Great for chilling. Toilets are available. When I was there in June the accessible toilet was out of order and the ladies was quite awkward to get in and out of with a slight queue in the doorway.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 14 July 2023
  • Dave C
    Illinois1,672 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great way to spend much of a day
    Free place that can take between 2 hours and 6 hours depending on your taste. Has 2 large buildings with multiple rooms each with plants from all over the world running the gamut from rainforests to cactuses and even a Scooby Doo plant! The grounds contain indigenous bushes, various trees, a rose garden, an open green area, a kid's playground, and a food stand. You can also walk to the river,
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 August 2023
  • Leslie W
    166 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Huge, beautiful, and free!
    My favorite part of the garden is the long row of connected glass houses. Each one has a different focus. Just pick right or left and stay that way all the way to the end and then back to see everything. There are lots of amazing specialty gardens outside, too: roses, medicinal plants, vegetables, etc. And there's an arboretum, which I failed to find but I know it's there somewhere. There's a children's play area, and food. There's a big, sloped lawn outside the glass houses which is just lovely for a picnic, a nap, or rolling down the hill. There are lots of walkways all over through every area. it's a lovely place. Note, the bus from Glasgow tells you where to get off, but that stop is actually past the main entrance. if you can figure out how to get off one stop earlier than that, do it.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 13 August 2023
  • Thomas G
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,818 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice stroll through flowers
    The botanic gardens are lovely in Glasgow and you can go in a big greenhouse with cool plants, but my highlight were the small connected greenhouses, where you really walk next to beautiful flowers. Outside there are also some flowers to observe. It will take you around an hour to see everything.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 October 2023
  • Nick Cutter
    Forest of Dean, United Kingdom60 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful just beautiful!
    What a good day out! Really really pretty location, have lovely photos. Feel like you’re in a different world, in some kind of serene oasis almost. The place is all looked after very nicely and it’s free to get in. I think the volunteer group who look after it all have done a great job. Thumbs up all around!! Worth a visit to anyone thinking of going. 👍👍👍
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 October 2023
  • Alexandra B
    Glasgow, United Kingdom229 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful and peaceful
    Visiting the Botanic Gardens in Glasgow during the summer was an absolute delight! The gardens were bursting with vibrant colors, lush foliage, and the sweet scent of blooming flowers. It was a serene oasis in the heart of the city, perfect for leisurely strolls and picnics with loved ones. From the exotic plants in the glasshouses to the peaceful ponds and meandering pathways, every corner of the gardens offered a new discovery and a moment of tranquility. Whether you're a nature enthusiast or simply seeking a peaceful escape, the Botanic Gardens is a must-visit destination in Glasgow during the summer months.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 March 2024
  • Michelle S
    Glasgow, United Kingdom37 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Colorful in Botanic Garden
    The Glasgow Botanic Gardens is a verdant oasis in the heart of the city, offering a tranquil retreat for nature lovers and urban explorers alike. Spread across 27 acres, it boasts a diverse collection of plants from around the globe, meticulously curated into themed gardens and glasshouses. Visitors can wander through lush greenery, aromatic herb gardens, and vibrant flower displays, while also exploring exotic species housed in the Kibble Palace Victorian glasshouse. With its scenic paths, serene ponds, and educational exhibits, the Glasgow Botanic Gardens is a beloved destination for leisurely strolls, educational excursions, and moments of peaceful reflection amidst nature's splendor.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 April 2024
  • Matthew E
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Botanic Gardens Glasgow
    The stunning Botanic Gardens is a delightful walk with many other facilities that makes it more inviting than your average walk trail, for example it has a children's park which makes it perfect for parents as this can keep the children entertained. The gardens also offers different sections like a vegetable garden and a rose garden which can be particularly interesting. And finally the building inside botanic gardens offers a variety of different plants to view and its own fish tank. These things all together make this walk special and also why personally i had a very positive experience while visiting.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 May 2024
  • CM157751
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not to be missed.
    This was one of the best things we did in Glasgow. The gardens are so varied and well labeled. The room of carnivorous plants really stood out as the largest and best displayed example I've ever encountered. The orchids are beautiful, as well as the statuary. The gardens outside were just as spectacular.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 9 May 2024
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Beckiee
143 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
We visited the Botanic garden last week.

Now we didn’t do allll the walking as I’m not in my top top health phase at the moment but we did all the inside gardens and walked to the rose garden. I will upload a map of the gardens and the break down of the garden as there are most areas to explore (especially if you have a dog)

It’s free entry! And for parking we found the park and ride station the cheapest at 7.70 for the maximum. Still a lot but compared to some prices that’s a steal! And it wasn’t too far to walk! Just back was very hilly so research parking depending on your needs
Written 10 June 2024
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Heather B
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
We ventured into Glasgow Botanic Gardens and had a blast! We stopped for coffee and snacks at the snack bar in the entrance both were delicious. We then went inside to one of the greenhouse and explored the various plants, trees, flowers, statues and cacti. We also explored the outside grounds and walked along the canal.
Written 10 June 2024
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Johnlewis
Glasgow, UK11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
I went to the Botanic Gardens for a trip with college and I thoroughly enjoyed exploring the greenhouses and seeing all the different types of plants and fish. We started in first greenhouse and went to see the fish, we then moved through the greenhouse seeing different types of plants and greenery form different continents around the world. We then moved to a different part of the greenhouse and seen the killer plants. Once we had finished in this greenhouse we then moved to the next one where we were met with a larger array of plants and more fish. As we moved through the greenhouse and into hotter regions we were met by plants such as the cacti. My favorite part was seeing the catfish and the statues. This is a great day out for everyone whether it be friends, family or with colleagues.
Written 10 June 2024
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Shelley Brown
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Unfortunately, I went on a very rainy day but the Botanic Gardens were very nice to wonder around.

I recommend and I think it would be even more beautiful on a sunny day.
Written 29 May 2024
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Jan Willem Trindade Diniz dos Santos
Amsterdam, The Netherlands69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Big botanic garden, lots of flowers to see ,definitely worth visiting during the summertime. Also there are to separate sections that are not connected to the main botanic garden.
Written 26 May 2024
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Aisleena
Aberdeen, UK409 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Can easily spend over an hour here. Lots of different plants to see. There are fish as well. It’s free to enter. Good place to check out on a rainy day.
Written 23 May 2024
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dundeetravellermrshc
Dundee, UK4,352 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Visited on a sunny busy Sunday morning. Visited the Orchid Display, which was very interesting to see, as various Orchid clubs from Scotland and England were on display, plenty of growers and sellers on hand to chat to and buy the orchids from, the various colours were beautiful. Also wandered through the fern trees, cacti, tropical section in the glasshouses, and outside the herb gardens. There are other areas to visit outside, also inside tearooms and an outside catering (tea/coffee) vendor, luvly outside picnic area, a large car park and a children's play area to use. An added bonus its free to visit. Worth a visit :)
Written 15 May 2024
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CM157751
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
This was one of the best things we did in Glasgow. The gardens are so varied and well labeled. The room of carnivorous plants really stood out as the largest and best displayed example I've ever encountered. The orchids are beautiful, as well as the statuary. The gardens outside were just as spectacular.
Written 9 May 2024
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elle
Glasgow, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
This is a great place to go if your looking for a day out with friends or family for free so many attractions and so much beautiful sights to see , you can spend the full day here looking thru the full place it’s great for a sunny day you can sun beath with a wee blanket and a pick nick will be here everyday at summer for a nice suntan really good for tourists that travel to Scotland for the sight seeing definitely will be back very pleased with the over all experience
Written 1 May 2024
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Matthew E
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
The stunning Botanic Gardens is a delightful walk with many other facilities that makes it more inviting than your average walk trail, for example it has a children's park which makes it perfect for parents as this can keep the children entertained. The gardens also offers different sections like a vegetable garden and a rose garden which can be particularly interesting. And finally the building inside botanic gardens offers a variety of different plants to view and its own fish tank. These things all together make this walk special and also why personally i had a very positive experience while visiting.
Written 1 May 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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