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Botanic Gardens and Kibble Palace, Glasgow

(4.6/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web)
A popular public park with several greenhouses containing an impressive plant collection, Botanic Gardens and Kibble Palace offers a variety of fun and educational activities all year round. Explore the park’s many riverside walks, exotic tropical areas, and calm woodlands by yourself or on a free guided tour. Visit the main greenhouse, designed to look like a palace, to learn about the garden’s extensive collection of New Zealand and Australian ferns, some of which have lived here for over a century. These protected trees now form an important part of the national tree fern collection. End your visit with a refreshing stop at the garden’s tearoom, featuring outdoor and indoor seating, and serving breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea. Plan your Botanic Gardens and Kibble Palace visit and explore what else you can see and do in Glasgow using our Glasgow itinerary planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • The main area neat the gardens can get very busy, but Kibble Palace is worth a look around. I thought the information here was very well done and the views from the river are beautiful.  more »
  • We love the Botanic Gardens and Kibble Palace. They are a popular place and could be busy, but also have their quiet moments earlier during the day. There are a couple of places where one could get a ...  more »
  • This was my first visit to the Botanic Gardens, despite many trips to Glasgow. The entrance is easy to find, and there are many paths which would be wheelchair accessible. Despite being so close to an...  more »
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  • Only being honest but we checked this place out as it said to have a look and you should if you are around like we were, but i can only give it 3* as it really wasn't my thing. The gardens are beautiful and well kept and its a nice place to go and walk around (specially if you have a dog and live close) i think it would be a great place for that but not really my thing. There is a really cute little cafe thing there where you can get a nice coffee and scone which was ace! Check it out if you are close is what i will say.
  • Beautiful gardens which make for a lovely afternoon stroll or explore for couples, older people, families with all ages of children. There is a lovely cafe, or you can pick up an ice cream from the stand on your way in. You can descend the stairs and cross the bridge over the Kelvin and follow the walkway all the way to the Kelvingrove Park.
  • lovely botanic garden in the west end of Glasgow. it is a great place for any walks from 5 minutes to 1 hour. there are two greenhouses with tropical plants and many flowers.
  • Best park in Glasgow, check out the winter gardens, two giant glass houses with a fine variety of exotic plants and flowers. Lovely riverside walks by the Kelvin and smashing pubs nearby on Byres Ed.
  • This is the best park. I make friends with all the other dogs here. I have met so many of my relatives here. Woof!