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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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Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

On a sunny day it is a good idea to spend some hours in the beautiful botanic gardens. There is no entrance fee, not even for the glasshouses. Don't miss two of my personal favorites: the tearoom (excellent traditional afternoon teas) and the beautiful Kibble palace.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Botanic gardens are a must if you visit the west end of glasgow , lovely to sit on one of the many benches and read a book or watch the world go by ,abundance of lovely trees , Victorian vegetable garden , amazing flower beds and of course the amazing kibble palace . Lovely walks close to lots of bars... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The Kibble Palace history goes back many years, and it was totally refurbished a few years ago into what can be seen today. It is full of very rare tropical and non tropical plants trees and shrubs and is a very popular venue for couples having their wedding photos taken. Well worth a visit to be educated on rare growing... More

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York, England, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

its was a lovely sunny day and the greenhouses were a bit too warm but we had a great time. Fantastic greenhouses. nice ice cream nearby. Nice cafe with outdoor tables.

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London
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

only the big cities have these big greenhouses and Glasgow is no different and their tree ferns are on the larger side and not just good old DA soft tree fern

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

To me this park is more about what is in the greenhouses. There must be tens of thousands of plants. If you love plants don't miss it. The grounds themselves are well maintained and very relaxing but I admit I was expecting more "gardens". There is a place to eat and restrooms. I highly recommend the greenhouses to all plant... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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

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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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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

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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