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Botanic Gardens and Kibble Palace

730 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 0UE, Scotland
44-141-334-2422
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Ranked #13 of 174 Attractions in Glasgow
Type: Gardens
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: The Botanic Gardens are located at the top of Byres Road, where it meets Great Western Road.  It is a beautiful space in the west end of Glasgow... more »
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

After paying through the nose to go through the glass houses at the botanic gardens in Edinburgh, it was nice to go through these ones for FREE. It was a sunny day and nice to see students, families, and people of all ages enjoying the lawns and gardens.

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Belmont, New South Wales, Australia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Came here in August to find and spent around 3 hours here looking. The plant houses are interesting with many species from every continent present. It was cold outside but brilliantly warm inside especially the ferns, palms and tropical plant sections. We checked out Kibble Palace other glasshouses, the Kelvin River walk and the lawns areas. Has a convenient kiosk... More

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Great free activity in Glasgow. Spent around an hour and a half here, some great plants and a nice atmosphere!

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

typical botanic gardens very well cared for excellent glass houses and grounds...popular with people getting away from the hustle and bustle of surrounding streets...few dodgy characters on 1/2 of the benches but minding their own business...probably not somewhere to go once it gets dark

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

The park is so beautiful! The flowers,the green house,the Café...everything is perfect. And it is free too. You can go for a walk,or just choose a bench to enjoy the view. You can actually go from there to Kelvingrove--another great park.

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westminster
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

this was one of my favorite days. Granted I enjoy flowers and gardening, however I also had tons of fun watching the young children play on the open lawns on a nice sunny day. Lots of open air, went in the AM toured the buildings had a lunch break, went back afternoon and walked some of the paths and outdoor... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

If you like gardens, you'll find this one expansive and interesting. The greenhouses and tea room are very well kept. The grounds are used by bike and wakers to commute so you feel like you're just part of the workings of the city, not a tourist, as you stroll through the grounds. It's in a very cool part of town... More

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Ware, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

The botanical gardens were in in fine form. Not too busy and with all the greenhouses open we were able to look round the entire collection.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Lovely exotic plants to enjoy and lovely statues . A very cute fish pond with a range of different fish (great for kids). Gorgeous trees and plants and flowers and a lovely large green lawn for the kids to run about. extensive parkland to explore. My favourite tree in the botanic gardens is the silver tree.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The gardens in Glasgow are a wonderful reprieve from the busy streets, and the green houses provide a nice escape from the cold. It's the right size to comfortable walk through in about 2 hours or so and enjoy the plants of which they have a huge variety. A definite must do in Glasgow!

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