Botanic Gardens and Kibble Palace, Glasgow

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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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  • August 20, 2017
    Nice layout of Botanic marvels on impeccably maintained grounds. With a selection of exotic plants and trees from all over the world, this is a must-visit venue for anyone wising to relax in a Green e...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    The sculptures midst the palms, the squirrels on a bench, the sudden rains that leave you running for cover are all worthwhile fringe benefits of visiting an outstanding collection of botanical specim...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    I was really stunned when I saw what kind of plants, flowers and greenery you can find here from all round the world. I found most interesting parts with jungle plants and cactus. Outside was very hot...  more »
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  • Beautiful place to visit in the sun. Botanical gardens great sun or rain thanks to the indoor parts. They even have killer plants. Highly recommended for visitors if you want to see a bit of true Glasgow west end life without spending money. Take a picnic.
  • An oasis of greenery in Glasgow's west end. The Kibble Palace was renovated​ a few years back and makes the ideal bolt hole if the weather turns. Recently (May 2017) the front gates were reinstated after a long refurbishment​. So things are on an upwards trajectory. I'm hoping that somebody someday will regenerate the old Botanics railway station into a unique cafe/restaurant/exhibition place.
  • Nice little oasis in Western Glasgow. Very family friendly with occasional book sales, a playground and well manicured grounds. This indoor facility is on the smaller side so the offerings are not quite as diverse as some but still enjoyed wondering about. Very nice collection of orchids and they seem to work to integrate flower producers into the foliage selections.
  • Was such a beautiful park. I went on a sunny day and the park was really busy. Loads of walkways along the riverside. Play area for kids. Glass house and bothys. Lovely for a summer stroll or a wander to the park with the kids.
  • Lovely garden to enjoy the sun or just walk around. It's quiet, but can be overcrouded if the weather is nice. It has some sections for kids, and really beautiful plants. The old railway tunnel is also a nice little secret place to visit.

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