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Botanic Gardens and Kibble Palace

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Address: 730 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 0UE, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-141-334-2422
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: 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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Light show

went here for the electric light show, which was very well attended. exactly the same show as there had been at crathes castle before christmas but easier to walk round as there... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

went here for the electric light show, which was very well attended. exactly the same show as there had been at crathes castle before christmas but easier to walk round as there are laid out paths here

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We passed through on the way to the subway but met this very nice gentleman working there that showed us around, he ponted out he wasn't a professional guide or anything but just wanted to show us the place and tell us about "the bits and pieces he had picked up". ☺

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This place never changes, have you been away a while? Take a stroll around and it all comes back to you, the school trips being shown the exotic hot house flowers by some dullard teacher you couldn't really have cared less. However now, you can see the beauty ad appreciate the environment you are in that has been preserved so... More 

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Greenock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

very nice place to visit. lots to see & do, very interesting information to take on board & well kept gardens, grounds etc, kibble palace is very interesting & well tendered,has loads of information on display, have been several times & loved every visit, also has tea room, snack bar & outside public toilets, highly recommended for a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Located on Gtreat WEstern Road at the top of Byres road in Glasgow's west end and tucked in by the Kelvin river, the gardens, even in winter, are worth a visit. The garden facilities are expansive with a backdrop of the Kelvin river and on the day of my viist also hosted a book fayre. With a lovely little tea... More 

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A green oasis very well maintained and a great place for a walk. Really worth visiting the glasshouses particularly the Rainforest. As you walk through the exhibit it really feels like being in the rain forest complete with deluge of rain falling through the trees. Well worth a visit

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Beautfil plants and fish, which are housed in an extensive and large 'greenhouse'. Large variety of plant species, as well as several ponds with different types of fish. Well maintained and clean.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Recently discovered the Underground used to stop in the grounds of the Botanics - you can still see the platform. The Tree Fern collection is one of the best in the world. Go visit!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lovely walk from Glasgow Central to see the beautiful gardens and museum. If you are lucky you might see a concert there as well.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It was quite an effort to get to and hard to park but we enjoyed what we went to see. Whistle stop tour with teenagers very enriching. Parked in Waitrose time limited parking and bought a pic nic when leaving to eat in the car.

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