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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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This unique glasshouse located in the Botanic Gardens is a familiar landmark in Glasgow.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“exotic plants” (50 reviews)
“glass house” (42 reviews)
“rose garden” (29 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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730 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 0UE, Scotland
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+44 141 334 2422
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The two large greenhouses contain a wonderful collection of rare and exotic plants from all over the world. It is quite amazing to walk from a moist damp area in a greenhouse into another area very dry and arid. The different plants are all labelled...More

Thank Lifebeyond70
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Quite a lovely garden, with a variety of different attractions and quite a lively atmosphere. Definitely recommend coming by anytime of day for a stroll or run.

Thank Jonathan W
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Does not cost a penny! Great for children, not just to learn but to have fun as well. The gardens are open from 7am and Kibble Palace does not open until 10am. Worth a visit!

Thank Mairi T
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Reviewed 5 days ago

One of the best in the World. I have been to many and I loved this one. I went on a Sunday and walked the small river to the Sunday Farmers Market and continued to the Gardens. Beautiful walk and you can also check out...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A lovely day out in all weathers, plenty to see indoors and outdoors. Beautiful plants, well maintained. Lots of sign posts to support your visit. A lovely cafe on the premises. The squirrels are very friendly.

Thank MissCNW4
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful glass building, perfectly lovely grounds, so many plants so well described. Is Scotland often gray? Yes. Is there ever a gray day at the Botanic? No!

Thank mrdum0nt
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Used the hop on hop off bus to visit the Gardens. The heat was quite oppressive the day we visited and going through the glasshouse was extremely uncomfortable - interesting though especially the carnivorous plants. Had a good look around but eventually decided to just...More

1  Thank Grant N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After the crazy hot weather it was raining the day of our visit. Somehow the garden beds were full of colour and looked lovely in the rain. The glass houses were very interesting. Lots of explanations about the plants and habitats. There was an exhibition...More

Thank Jeannie2207
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recommend you to visit this beautiful botanical garden. It is huge where you can walk all day or at least 3-5 hours. Lots of pre-wedding pictures are taken from inside of the dome and believe me, open till 6 pm and it’s so beautiful.

Thank Porschex
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wander around with son and dog as we were staying nearby for a couple of days. The gardens are very clean and well maintained and my son enjoyed the playground. Didn’t get to see it all and having the dog we couldn’t go...More

Thank Gary B
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doreennich
December 27, 2017|
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Response from Roland T | Reviewed this property |
The best way is via the underground station from Buchanan Street to Hillhead, and walk a short distance. There may well be a street map at the station.
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August 10, 2017|
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as above answers paths all the way round
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