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Botanic Gardens and Kibble Palace

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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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To fully explore these gardens, you would need more than a single day. However, you must go through the orchid house and the desert plants house. The outside gardens around the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Beulah, Michigan
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Beulah, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

To fully explore these gardens, you would need more than a single day. However, you must go through the orchid house and the desert plants house. The outside gardens around the greenhouses are also lovely. A must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I loved seeing the rare blue himalayan poppy. My son loved the insectivorous plants. Accessible for people with mobility problems as paths smooth and level, will definitely come back. Wonderful azaleas and rhodedendrons giving lots of colour at the moment.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit, we took the open-top bus one day to see where all the sights were, then on the next day we walked.(Quite a good walk, you need comfy shoes but nice walks thro' the park on route

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Silsden
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Beautifully kept gardens and glasshouses. There is an excellent tea room with good service. A haven of peace and tranquillity in a busy city.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The gardens a well laid out and there is plenty to see. Easily accessible from the hop on/hop off tour. The only downside was the tea rooms. The food was good, but a little overpriced. However the servie was awful, we waited for a long time and people were leaving because of the time it was taking to get the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This was on the hop on hop off bus tour. Must be early in season, as not a lot in bloom on grounds, although was well manicured and peaceful to walk through

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This place is well worth a visit. The gardens are lovely and well worth seeing the orchids too. You can go into the hot houses and see all sorts of plants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

It's nice to walk around in the garden and the green houses are fantastic. Don't miss! The café looked very good but after a full (well, nearly) Scottish breakfast at the hotel I had to give it a miss!

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Carmel, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

A little gem in the middle of the city. It also has hot houses for orchids and other plants so if it's cold outside, it's a nice change in temperature. Beautiful gardens and all free

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Visited today while in the west end with 3 kids ages 4,7 and 10. Nice stroll on a lovely day. Beautiful. There's a little park more aimed at you get children but kept the kids occupied.

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