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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 #12 of 170 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Actually, I fell inlove with botany after starting studies in pharmacy, so I can highly recommend to visit this place for those who are more than interested in plants. Plant collections are gorgeous: enormous variety of flowers, including orchids, tropical ferns, also national plant groups such as the Begonias. Moreover, you can come here with children. There is a lot... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a rainy day in the greenhouses, enjoying a wide range of succulents to orchids to ferns to cacti. Large enough to entertain for an hour or so, and accompanied by a lovely tea room and gardens.

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Hindhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Spent a lovely morning in the Botanics. Well maintained gardens and glasshouses, with an interesting collection of plants. Whether you are 'into' horticulture or just want to spend a couple of hours in lovely park-like surroundings, this is the place to be on a sunny day. Lots of outdoor seating, on-site cafe (with table service) and snackbar available. Just off... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Just along side one of the busiest locations of Glasgow, this place is calm and so nice...very beautiful and very well maintained... and truly color full

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aberdeenshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Lovely well maintained gardens wiyh lots of easy walks and paths. Kibble Palace the glass houses are awesome to look at and although far too hot on a sunny day these would be a plesent way to spend time a duller or rainy day. Good selection of plants. But for me the glasshouse itself was the star.

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Norfolk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The Kibble Palace is the centre piece of the visit. A most impressive huge cast iron geometric glass house. It cannot fail to amaze. The botanical garden has some limitation but nevertheless well worthy of a visit in conjunction the glasshouse.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Great place to go for a walk on your own or with friends or family. You'll be charmed by the beaty of flowers and plants in general. Flowers arrangments keep changing with seasons, so you would like to revisit the place as many times as you can. Even during winter is a good refuge for a reading or a walk... More

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Great weather helped make a memorable visit. Lovely food to eat outdoors too. Lots of imaginative displays too.

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Troon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Great place whatever the weather. The Kibble and the Main Range are fascinating. Good cafe and coffee to go options. Beautiful grounds to walk in.

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Lewiston, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Very lovely walk although the gardening season was just beginning, so mostly tulips were flowered. Enjoyed peeks of sunshine while seated on the many benches listening to and watching the birds

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