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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  • Beautiful place to go to whatever the occasion and season of the year. Lot of different and interesting varieties of plants in the greenhouses. Great for small kids to go run around and play exspecially in the summer. It's a very nicely kept park/garden. Good for going long walks around the area since it is very large. And Fun for attending at the west end festival.
  • Wow we loved this place. I have visited botanic gardens in the UK before but this one, even on a wet day, has something for everyone. Vast parkland and two very interesting glass houses showing off the vast tropical plants and the Victorian architecture. Best of all this place is free! Add this garden to your must visit list.
  • Absolute brilliant Park. 62 years old and the Park is less than 4 miles from my home i cannot believe I haven't been there before. Plenty of places to rest and feed the squirrels that are in abundance. Loved every second of my visit. Thanks to my son Alex and wife Phila. ...
  • Excellent place to relax and kick back with friends. Also has a wide variety of different plants to look at in the different greenhouses. Stall for food and drinks too albeit a bit expensive. Best to grab a coffee and snack from Byers road instead then come here to enjoy some quiet relaxation
  • The Glasgow Botanic Gardens are perfect for a day out, sun or rain! The Gardens boast a huge range of species, from succulents to orchids, carnivorous plants and much more! Added bonus of a plants photosynthesis being used to create music and a book fair on the the day we visited!

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