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Botanic Gardens and Kibble Palace

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Address: 730 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 0UE, Scotland
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+44 141 334 2422
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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This unique glasshouse located in the Botanic Gardens is a familiar...

This unique glasshouse located in the Botanic Gardens is a familiar landmark in Glasgow.

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Great Day out in all weathers Lots of plant species to see. Well presented and great location Must visit 5 stars

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 March 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Great Day out in all weathers Lots of plant species to see. Well presented and great location Must visit 5 stars

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

On a grey Glasgow day there's no better place to go to than the Botanic Gardens particularly the Orchid House and the Kibble Palace where you can comfortably sit and enjoy another climate. The other areas are all interesting and its very well looked after with a nice display of spring flowers in the temperate section. You can also take... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

It is a lovely place to relax in the heart of the city. Good place to sit on your own with a book, relaxing on a bench. Or wander through the greenhouses admiring different plants. At the height of the summer it will be busy with families, couples and people on their own. It has riverside walks which lead to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

As was a lovely spring day I decided to walk from the Mitchell library to the Botanic Gardens, got lost enroute but discovered some beautiful old back streets and the university area, had to bypass the Kelvingrove as this was my destination- arrived just 40 mins before shut so only got to go around Kibble Palace , taking my time... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

Another Botanic on the list. Enjoyed the Kibble Palace, especially the very interesting and informative labeling. There is a good teashop too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

if you love plants and want to know about local and Scottish wildlife then you have come to the right place. Near the Hillhead station Botanic Gardens has a lot to offer. Great location and nice restraints and shops close by and also free

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

One of the most curvacious greenhouses I've ever seen - very beautiful site with quirky and fantastic buildings and site. This is well located for a visit to the west end - lots of restaurants and pubs in the area.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Lovely wee place to explore! Very relaxing and beautiful. The kids loved the greenhouses, because they are small they felt as though they were walking through a mini jungle plus they're nice and warm.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Used to go here with my mum when I was wee, so took my 2 sons, and they loved it. All sorts of weird and wonderful plants. Great place to go with kids.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

Don't miss this. Beautiful and relaxing way to spend a rainy day the quite often happens in Scotland.

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