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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 #14 of 177 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 »
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Wichita, Kansas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

My wife is a long-time gardener so this visit was one of the highlights of our vacation. The grounds are lovely and much of the foliage was still in bloom even though it was early autumn. Allow yourself plenty of time and enjoy a leisurely stroll.

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UK
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58 reviews 58 reviews
8 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Did the City open top bus tour so jumped off the bus at the Botanic Gardens for a quick look. Lovely place on a sunny autumnal afternoon for a walk round esepcially the greenhouses. Really enjoyed our cream teas in the Botanics Cafe.

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Portugal
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed visiting the garden, and i learned a lot. I think it's the sort of place you can spend hours at since there's so much to see, both inside all the greenhouses and outside. If you plan to stay a while i recommend taking something to eat or drink. Coffee at the stand at the entrance is awful... More

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Fraserburgh
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Just a brief break to my day, when I could sit back on the seat, close my eyes and take in the peace of this stunning location. Lovely pieces of sculpture to look at too.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

To see what an indoor garden or a glass house is one must visit this place! Lovely display of flora and fauna! a place to be for the whole day!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Wonderful variety of plants from all over the world. Very clean and well maintained. Children friendly.

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Newport, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

fantastic visit,,especially the kibble palace with its exotic plants...and it is free! like stepping into another world..Fantastic

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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38 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Expensive to visit but worthwhile with great guides in almost every room and a great cafe. Gardens are nice. Closes sort of early so check the times so you know how to plan your day at the park.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Although not that comparable to Kew Garden, still had a great walk just wondering around. Enjoy the sun and leisure inside. But it's free.

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Daylesford, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

As Australians, much of the collection was well known to us but you could understand its exotic nature (the spices, the ferns, the dry plants) to Scotland of the 19th Century The buildings themselves could no with a little TLC

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