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Botanic Gardens and Kibble Palace

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This unique glasshouse located in the Botanic Gardens is a familiar landmark in Glasgow.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in One day in Glasgow
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730 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 0UE, Scotland
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+44 141 334 2422
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All reviews exotic plants glass house rose garden west end sunny day great western road byres road lovely walk beautiful park worth a visit few hours scones great place to visit couple of hours free entry on display greenhouse
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Reviewed today

Came across this garden while roaming around Glasgow during our holiday. It was just picture perfect inside with all these different plants that I have never seen before in my life!

Thank milliesyn
Reviewed today via mobile

This is one of the most impressive botanical gardens that I have visited. As it was fall, most of the outside plants were heading towards dormancy, but inside the Victorian age greenhouses, the colourful flowers were abundant. The staff do an excellent job of keeping...More

Thank knightspirit
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I love to visit the glass houses, especially on a rainy day in Glasgow. Quite small for a botanic garden, but wonderful just to have a stroll through the glasshouses.

Thank Katie C
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have visited the Kibble Palace a few times and I like the Doulton fountain before you enter the great vista of Victorian architecture. It takes you through the doors of history and transports you into the splendour of the Victorian glass house with exotic...More

Thank brownsandra8
Reviewed 4 days ago

Pleasant garden, but not a patch on Edinburgh Botanics, more of a park. Very nice old fashioned tea room, very good cup of tea. And its free.

Thank 312wync
Reviewed 6 days ago

Glasgow's Botanical Gardens are small but worth a visit just to wander around the glasshouses and the formal and informal gardens. The Kibble Palace (the highlight of the gardens) is a beautiful glass house with fascinating plants, good information boards and lovely statues. There's a...More

Thank C A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wandered in to this haven whilst staying nearby and could not believe the wonderful array of plants and fauna on offer. Each section tells its own story and hidden within a large pond with interesting fish of all sizes. Nice tearoom with a good selection...More

Thank ROBINONorwich
Reviewed 1 week ago

Admittedly, we weren't at our best when we hiked here from downtown. An overnight flight, no sleep, six hours to wait for our room, A tad nippy. Nevertheless, we really enjoyed the tranquility of the grounds and the beautiful greenhouses. I did find some of...More

Thank Nick M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky to visit on a sunny October day and spent a good two hours wandering around the gardens and the amazing glasshouses. Kibble Palace has been restored to its former glory and contains many tree ferns and beautiful statues. The main glasshouse is...More

Thank LillianLondon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed this very much.All the different plants and flowers from all over the world set up in their own environment.Well maintained by busy staff.A good day out and it is Free!

Thank James M
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doreennich
December 27, 2017|
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Response from Roland T | Reviewed this property |
The best way is via the underground station from Buchanan Street to Hillhead, and walk a short distance. There may well be a street map at the station.
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as above answers paths all the way round
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