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. Arrange your visit to Botanic Gardens and Kibble Palace and discover more family-friendly attractions in Glasgow using our Glasgow day trip app .
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  • These gardens have a large glass conservatory and varoius rooms to explore, the outside gardens will be lovely in Summer, but it was a very cold March when we were there. It was free to visit.  more »
  • Beautiful place, we did not walk outside much but the greenhouses were stunning! There was an amazing variety of plans. It's a lovely place for a picnic or a relaxing walk.  more »
  • I actually wanted to see the architecture and enjoy the atmosphere. I've been to much larger and beautiful greenhouses. People's Palace would be a better pic if you just want to enjoy the atmosphere. ...  more »
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  • I attended the Botanical Gardens initially with my girlfriend after it has been on our list for some time! It is safe to say that it did not let us down! We particularly enjoyed the intimate nature of the plants with many leaves hanging over the pathways. The best part is that is is also free so is easily tagged onto a day in the West end. It was so good that I took my daughter there last weekend! Highly recommended
  • Because these gardens are so near to my house I walk there almost every day. It is a haven of rest within a busy city, although the surrounding area and victorian buildings are also very pleasing to the eye. The gardens are not extensive but beautiful non the less. Entry to the Kibble Palace and Palm houses are free and well worth a visit. There are ample benches in the gardens for the visitor to choose a seat and picnic there.
  • My grandchildren love this place and come here several times a week. There's just so much to see and do - from the various glasshouses containing different types of exotic plants (there's actually bananas on the banana tree) to the wonderful arboretum. The little ones love the play area with the swings and climbing frame. Mostly we just all like strolling around past the well tended shrubs and plants and along the river. In the summer, a great place for picnics. There's loads of benches to sit on all the way round. Being close to Byres Road, it's easy to pop out to a local cafe for a bite to eat. Just a great place for families - well, anyone really - no excuses. There's something for everyone.
  • This is my nearest green space in my dear, green place. Gorgeous but very busy on the one day a year when the sun shines and it's not raining! There's a children's garden and a small playground. Also leads to the Kelvin Walkway. Cafe and outside seating. Delicious sandwiches and cakes, but don't seem to have enough staff so the service is slow.
  • Lovely plade to stroll through spring in summer. Greenhouses are great all year round. If you are down that way worth a pop in and if you live.locally and never have why not go for a stroll this afternoon? I wouldn't make it centre stage to your plans if you only have a few days around Glasgow unless you've got.enough knowledge to know what you're looking at as although all plants and trees in the grounds are labelled with common and scientific names.there.arent a huge amount of descriptive signs explaining the importance of each plant or the purpose for growing it.
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