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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
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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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It's not just a garden

Perfect for a rainy day. Lots to see, and if the sun shines go for a walk outside as well. Right next to the river and beautiful, calm nature.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Perfect for a rainy day. Lots to see, and if the sun shines go for a walk outside as well. Right next to the river and beautiful, calm nature.

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Leigh-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We were staying at a hotel near the Botanical gardens and spent most mornings visiting and exploring the gardens and green houses. The beds are well maintained and the good thing about these gardens is that the trees have information about what they are and how they came to be in this country. We now know a lot more about... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 457 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I will not repeat details of the already well described Kibble Palace, very mature glass houses, pleasant tea rooms and well laid out and tendered flower beds. But I will add that, if you have the time, the Kelvin walkway through the Arboretum on the other side of the River Kelvin accessed at the far Ford Road entrance is well... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It is a wonderful Botanic Gardens with the most wonderful set of green houses at the top of Byers Road. The Kibble Palace is beautiful with a great serenity, which is contrast to the busy Byers Road. There are beautiful plants to see and interesting bedding which has specific characteristics, eg herb beds. There are also other large green houses... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A pleasant gardens easily accessible from Glasgow city centre by frequent buses. Driver will announce when you get there! Extensive glass houses full of exotic plants. nice tea rooms serving a full selection of meals and coffees - if you don't want teas!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

If you are REALLY into flowers, go. If not don't waste your time. We saw some rare orchids, but they are in a glass case and due to the humidity were difficult to see under the glass.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beautiful morning walk around the gardens and glass houses, was hoping to find a Scottish thistle flower, but no luck, most of the flowers are finished for the season including the rose garden, but still a beautiful atmosphere. The green houses had a wide variety of plants from around the world from tropics to semi arid. Stopped for a cup... More 

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Bournemouth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Lovely park - flowers past their best when we visited but still lots of colour. Imaginative play area for children and very interesting hot houses. Cafe was good except for poor quality baked potato, not all of which was cooked but soon replaced without question. Good strong tea. Whole park is an asset to the city.

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Larne, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

flowers past their best but still lovely many different types of plants form around the world well worth seeing

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent Green House facilities housing a lot of different kind of plants trees and flowers. The grounds are very well maintained and taken care of. In addition there are areas to sit down and enjoy the view. There is also a children's garden and a playarea. Also the tea room cafe serves an excellent range of coffees teas and deserts... More 

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