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Botanic Gardens and Kibble Palace

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Address: 730 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 0UE, Scotland
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+44 141 334 2422
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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Always something beautiful too see anytime of the year

I've been there three times already and I love these gardens. In winter, the outside is obviously a bit empty but it is always wonderful inside. The plants are very well... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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We enjoyed it but once you have seen it then you have seen it. The Botanic Gardens is a good place to chill out n read a book or have a coffee.

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been there three times already and I love these gardens. In winter, the outside is obviously a bit empty but it is always wonderful inside. The plants are very well maintained and everything looks lovely. Sometimes, there are even temporary exhibitions, always super informative. I like to go there with friends and family. From spring there are also flowers... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful time wandering about the gardens. The Victorian glasshouses are delightful and well presented. The grounds, while small, are beautifully kept and worth wandering around, weather permitting.

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Simi Valley, CA
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My favorite part of the Botanic Gardens was a field of daffodils that seemed otherworldly. What a lovely place for a morning walk.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This park is very nice in Glasgows west end lots of benches to sit on and a cafe also the Kibble palace full of plants very interesting.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

These gardens are enjoyable even when it's cold outside thanks to the glasshouses. They have a lot of different kinds of plants which was nice. Entry is free and you can easily walk from there to Glasgow university. Can definitely recommend these!

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Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we visit there with kids and we all enjoy that place glass area was pretty good and big this place totally free to visit outside garden is nice and big but we didn't enjoy outside because that day was a rainy day but kids really enjoy inside area and we take pic too.

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful flowerbeds and an incredible variety of plants on the glasses. It was a pleasant place on a rainy afternoon and I imagine it must be wonderful in sunshine. I just can't believe it is free admission when anything similar is prohibitively priced in England.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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If possible, choose a warm dry day so you can enjoy all the outdoor space and walks. The huge green house is full of very interesting exhibits. All in all, a very interesting, informative and enjoyable attraction.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The outside areas can be nice for a picnic in the summer, but can get a bit crowded over lunchtimes and weekends if the weather is decent. The inside glasshouse areas have a nice variety of warm climate plant life and are pleasant for a potter about.

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