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“Well worth a visit”

Botanic Gardens and Kibble Palace
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$113.83*
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Glasgow's West End Private Tour
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$20.09*
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City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #9 of 287 things to do in Glasgow
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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 young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed July 29, 2013

It's been part of my life for almost sixty years and it is as fascinating a place to visit now as it was when I was a little boy growing up in the 1950's. The Glasgow Botanic Gardens are still amongst the best civic gardens in the world, enhanced by the amazing architecture of the Kibble Palace and the other extensive glasshouses. The gardens outside are vast and offer splendid walks beside the River Kelvin. On a nice day, there is no better place to be. And with a tea room in the former curator's house, it's also good for a late breakfast, coffee, lunch and afternoon tea. The gardens are free; the tea room, slightly over priced. But don't let that put you off. The Botanic Gardens are still a splendid place to visit.

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Lovely walks through the Botanic Gardens situated in the heart of the west end, the kibble palace houses a host of amazing tropical plants

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Probably not the best month or weather to visit a botanic garden, but we took advantage of a crisp, dry day to stroll through the gardens. The extensive glasshouses provided some warmth and an impressive collection of exotic plants. The staff in the coffee shop couldn't be friendlier and serve delicious cakes, scones and biscuits along with a welcome cup of coffee.

Thank WDC66
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

I have loved the Botanic Gardens since my first visit as a young child.
The gardens are lovely to walk in or for a picnic on a sunny day and the glass houses are just the place to enjoy the greenery when the weather is not so good. The orchid collection is superb.

Thank Sheenathetraveller
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Go on the Red Bus and see the Byers Road area generally. The Botanic Gardens and park are well patronised in sunny days. Not spectacular, but worthwhile to visit.

Thank Mike99Marg
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