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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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As featured in 3 days in Glasgow
Ranked #13 of 171 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 young children, Activities for older children
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I've spent more than 30 years treating this park as a massive back garden, i spend warm summer days with my kids having picnics and viewing the amazing palace and crisp autumn or winter days having nice walks through the grounds. There's always the book fairs and art on the railings or bard in the park to look forward to... More

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Xi'an
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

It's a good place not only for children to explore more plants and flowers, but also for photographers who like the flowers. The whole place is quiet when we visit. The crystal palace given us highly impressive image.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We were very impressed by both these facilities. The plants were imaginatively displayed and the labelling and information was good.

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Buje, Croatia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The glasshauses are a delight. The carnivorous plants and begonians collections are great. A lot to see and do.

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Crieff, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The greenhouses are fab with lots to see and do and so good that it is free! Gardens well maintained and the plants are amazing

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Going to a 'garden' on a cold, rainy August day in the school holidays did not initially sound like a great idea. But when we rocked up at 10am it had just opened and we had it all to ourselves, and headed straight in to the amazing Victorian glasshouses (inc 'Kibble Palace'). We spend a good hour just going through... More

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Glasgow, Scotland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

It's a long time since we were last in the gardens and we had forgotten how beautiful they are - all helped by a lovely sunny day.

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

What a lovely old building, quiet and peaceful, and simply loved the display of life in the days of tenaments. No too long ago at that. It was an overcast day when we visited, and I couldnt believe the glasshouse. Very hot, felt like we were back home in our tropical climate.

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London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I visited in lovely warm weather and the place was full of people of all ages, enjoying the warmth walking or sitting and enjoying their surroundings in the sunshine. It is open long hours for a public park and there were interesting pathways, especially alongside the river Kelvin. Was too late (6pm) to visit the glass houses, so can't comment... More

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The botanic gardens are a joy to walk through in any weather but the glasshouses are a real welcome break from the rain! Lots of interesting facts to read about - did you know that jojoba oil was used in ballistic missiles so saving the sperm whale!

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