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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
Fee: No
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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Flowers, football and acrobatics

A lovely open space in the West end. Lots of interesting plants and I particularly liked all the cacti and succulents. The Koi Carp are pretty awesome and there is a tropical feel... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

A lovely open space in the West end. Lots of interesting plants and I particularly liked all the cacti and succulents. The Koi Carp are pretty awesome and there is a tropical feel with plants from as far as South America. Outside there were people sitting enjoying the good weather, picnicing, playing, and just lying in the sunshine. There were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The botanical gardens had a lot of indoor areas (it was cold outside), and it was free. Just a short walk from the Subway station too.

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Maybole, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Great place to go. And it's FREE ! . Lots of interesting plants under glass houses and well laid out. If Glasgow can do it, why can't Kew ?

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Lovely to be able to relax in such a peaceful green space. Good cafe adds to the pleasure. Was able to watch squirrels play in a little outdoor courtyard beside the cafe.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I couldn't believe these lovely glass houses full of fabulous plants. Even in March there was so much to see. Really enjoyed our visit there.

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

In the heart of the bustling West End there is the peace and quiet of the Botanic Gardens and Kibble Palace. It was great to see plants we do not normally see in Glasgow and the history of Kibble Palace was fascinating. They have light shows here in the evening which apparently are great and the price is reasonable. Well... More 

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Lower Largo, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The Kibble Palace is a Victorian marvel, wonderful on a cold winters day to walk round and see all the exotic plants, or sit and read the Paper.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I went there for every seasons just to get several pictures. Each seasons has it's own beauty. My son enjoys walking and running in the park. The Kibble Palace also has lots of beautiful plants and flowers. There are also interesting events going on there from time to time.

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Poulton-le-Fylde
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

What a lovely place to visit. I chose here as I had a coach party and I needed a stop where it would be interesting and ok whatever the weather. It must be even better in the summer! We all enjoyed our scones and drinks in the tea room too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

visited Botanic Gardens on a dry spring day and the park was immaculate. the botanic gardens were interesting with a wide and varied selection of plants from around the world. Yet another free venue within Glasgow and the council should be recommended for the availability of locations free of charge where so many competitive places would charge a small fortune... More 

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