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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 #10 of 127 Attractions in Glasgow
Type: Gardens, Cultural
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This unique glasshouse located in the Botanic Gardens is a familiar landmark in Glasgow.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Attraction details
Type: Gardens, Cultural
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This unique glasshouse located in the Botanic Gardens is a familiar landmark in Glasgow.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Great displays with Christmas twist.well worth a visit on a damp and windy Sunday morning. Plenty to see even in December in the great glass houses.

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Leyland, England, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

I loved the ferns in the first glasshouse but found the rainforest part a bit clastrophobic. The orchids area was closed on our visit but peeping through the doors it didn't look like anything was in bloom. I suspect that this is due to the fact that we visited in December and suspect that summer reviews will give a much... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

such a lovely place to wander any time of year always something to look at,beauitful place a visit to tea rooms a must

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Loved that this haven of tranquillity with some stunning glasshouse specimens was absolutely FREE. Really enjoyed sitting on one of the many benches in the gardens eating my pannini listening to song birds, breathing fresh air yet only a few minutes away from hustle and bustle of the city. A gem of a place.

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Helensburgh
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3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

On a dry day this is a fantastic place to meander through the different gardens and visit the large greenhouses filled with tropical plants. The tea room is exceptional with a lovely courtyard seating area. A great place to take children for a picnic with plenty of space for them to burn off energy running about.

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Just love botanic gardens. Love just wandering through it. Always loved taking my children there when they were young to the play park.

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Arbroath, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We were grudgingly shown to a seat outside which would have been ok had it not have been raining and the seats soaked. We dried them off ourselves and waited for 10 or more minutes for someone to take our order, never happened so we left. It was busy but we were not welcomed and then ignored, I would not... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I visited the Botantic Gardens in mid-December, but even in the down season the gardens are gorgeous. The park makes for a great walk, the green houses are fantastic (and a great break from the cold if it's winter!), and the little tearoom on the grounds was wonderful. Highly recommend a visit, I wish I would have had more time... More 

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Hermanus, South Africa
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Small gardens in the middle of the city. The glass houses were interesting. The Restuarant serves gluten free food which is always a plus for me. Lovely wander as part of the hop on hop off experience.

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Deerfield, Illinois
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Most American cities have nothing like this (hello Chicago). The compact setting and layout of the park on the bluff above the Kelvin River shows how much nature can be preserved within a limited urban space. The indoor conservatories possess some astounding arrays of collections which are most always clearly labeled, and there are many points dispensing useful background information.... More 

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