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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 #13 of 173 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Lovely exotic plants to enjoy and lovely statues . A very cute fish pond with a range of different fish (great for kids). Gorgeous trees and plants and flowers and a lovely large green lawn for the kids to run about. extensive parkland to explore. My favourite tree in the botanic gardens is the silver tree.

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Perth, Australia
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35 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The gardens in Glasgow are a wonderful reprieve from the busy streets, and the green houses provide a nice escape from the cold. It's the right size to comfortable walk through in about 2 hours or so and enjoy the plants of which they have a huge variety. A definite must do in Glasgow!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

A lovely place to end your West End visit. After strolling through the shops and coffee places the gardens is always a lovely place to relax for a while. The greenhouses are worth a look too.

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Brazil
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29 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

To seat with kids and watch the birds and flowers, maybe doing a picnic, or eating a ice cream they sell in front of the main gate.

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Adelaide
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed wandering through the glasshouses and gardens. Beautifully set out, a lovely space to relax in, and clearly a favourite for families with young children. Wrong time of year to visit the rose garden, and the kitchen garden looked like it was in the midst of re-planting or about to be, otherwise enjoyable. The Kibble Palace glasshouse is definitely worth... More

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Coromandel, New Zealand
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77 reviews 77 reviews
35 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

A beautiful place to relax on a sunny day. We walked through the Botanic Gardens and hot houses and were amazes at the variety of plants grown there. Unfortunately we missed Rose Season but could tell from the buds left behind that the rose bushes must have been both plentiful and amazing.

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Two extensive greenhouses, well laid out and fascinating look into various environments. If you don't care about plants, this is an obvious miss, but for the garden/plant lover it's a must see. Grounds for the gardens are beautifully manicured, and it made for a wonderful couple of hours on a cool day in March. A bit hot inside in May,... More

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Wicklow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

A gorgeous botanic garden with amazing greenhouses and a tranquil beautiful walk along the river Kelvin. It transports you to another world. The cafe was also great food at an affordable price.

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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Excellant gardens and grounds with so much to see, well worth a visit. The greens and the plants are breathtaking.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Some lovely plants and trees and very peaceful for a walk . Nice for a picnic on a summers evening. Old glasshouses are from a different era

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