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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 #11 of 161 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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Rochester, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Lots of lovely plants well-labeled. The further in you go, the hotter it gets. Could use a little maintenance.

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North East Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Walked to the Botanic Gardens from the Kelvin Grove Art Gallery. Such a beautiful walk on a lovely spring day, lots of wildlife to be seen along the river, felt as if I was in the country rather than in the centre of a busy city. Had a lovely coffee andn cake at the cafe, and then a very interesting... More

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glasgow
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

always busy no matter what the weather is like i go all the time loads to photograph nice plants and they have a nice tea room

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Erskine, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

You can spend a lovely day in the botanic gardens, especially in summer. Lots of places t sit and watch the children playing or just watch the world go by. Kibble palace is amazing even in winter as it is so warm. A great day out.

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Scotland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The park and the palace are fabulous, but you must experience the tearooms - quaint, beautiful, great food and great service! The staff are stars ........

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great to wander around even if the weather is not good as the greenhouses have different themes and the gardens are very well cared for so always something different to look at. When the weather is good the gardens are packed with sunbathers ( yes we do get sunshine in Glasgow).

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Ottawa, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We were in Scotland in March and it was a bit dreary. A visit to the Botanic Garden with all of the spring flowers was a real delight.

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York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The actual gardens themselves were nice just to sit in. We were lucky to have a sunny day, so gardens were bustling with students and families, The inside building I was disappointed with.

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Glasgow
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Where do you start with one of the best parks in Glasgow? Kibble Palace is an amazing place, where you can experience life amongst exotic plants, it's like being transported to another continent. Walking through the park is a joy, birds everywhere and cheeky squirrels demanding nuts and then running off to hide them. A few hours spent in Botanics... More

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Leeds
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33 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

No matter what the weather is, enjoyment is guaranteed indoors and out. Superb free Council run facility the envy of many a major UK city. Lots of hothouses to explore and marvel at, same with the grounds. Decent loos on site, lots of places to sit down and a choice of refreshment facilities. Dead easy to reach by Subway or... More

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