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Botanic Gardens and Kibble Palace

Address: 730 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 0UE, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-141-334-2422
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Ranked #15 of 142 Attractions in Glasgow
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This unique glasshouse located in the Botanic Gardens is a familiar landmark in Glasgow.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This unique glasshouse located in the Botanic Gardens is a familiar landmark in Glasgow.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children

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Perth, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

I walked through the Botanic Gardens on a beautiful crisp winter afternoon, blue sky, chill wind and green green grass. Sounds funny- but having come from Australia with yellow grass and blue skies , i was reminded how fortunate it is to have all that rain. I walked through the beautiful hot houses- thinking how lucky I am that I... More 

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Reading, England
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14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We spent about 30 minutes so did not really do this proper justice. But what we saw was quite impressive and reminded us of the glasshouse in Kew Gardens in London

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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131 reviews 131 reviews
33 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

My friend lives in the west end so we have the pleasure of walking through these gardens on the way to Byres Road, and it is always a pleasure to be in such a lovely green place in the middle of a city. People use it for jogging, dog walking, cycling, or just lying around on a summer's day when... More 

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Strathaven, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
36 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

On a short overnight in Glasgow wandered into the botanic gardens on a cold December day and spent a pleasant and warn hour or so in the greenhouses and conservatory. The orchid house is a place everyone needs to visit even in December some of the orchids are flowering, the colours are stunning. The Kibble Palace itself was having a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
45 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This site gives you the "gardening" part of the trip as well as displays on the history of Glasgow. The park it is in is also nice to visit.

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Aberlour, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Wonderful park and greenhouses in the West end of the city where one can chill out.Great place for all ages to enjoy.

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Exeter
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

A rainy afternoon in December is not the best time to visit this Glasgow institution. However, we were able to spend time in the two glasshouses: one, the Kibble Palace, a glorious Victorian relic dotted with instructive statues and displaying a range of fascinating plants; the other, more obviously showing its educational functions - clearly a great resource for the... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

If you want to experience the joys of Spring there is nowhere better to do it than The Botanic Gardens, which becomes a riot of colour. A wonderful place to go just to chill, great for the kids and the glass houses are great for rainy days. There is also a link down to the Kelvin Walkway which is very... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Great displays with Christmas twist.well worth a visit on a damp and windy Sunday morning. Plenty to see even in December in the great glass houses.

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Leyland, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I loved the ferns in the first glasshouse but found the rainforest part a bit clastrophobic. The orchids area was closed on our visit but peeping through the doors it didn't look like anything was in bloom. I suspect that this is due to the fact that we visited in December and suspect that summer reviews will give a much... More 

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