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This unique glasshouse located in the Botanic Gardens is a familiar landmark in Glasgow.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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730 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 0UE, Scotland
+44 141 334 2422
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All reviews kibble palace exotic plants glass house rose garden west end sunny day great western road byres road beautiful park worth a visit few hours scones great place to visit couple of hours free entry afternoon tea on display
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Definitely a solitude in a trip to Glasgow. A little jewel, much prized by glaswegians, (but they will let you in....free of charge!) (Thank God it's not in Aberdeen!) Slap bang in city centre, where diesel time is supposed to have killed everything within twenty...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank eoin f
Reviewed 6 days ago

A lovely place to spend a few hours.The Kibble Palace is always interesting as are the other green houses. Plenty of seats to sit and watch the world pass by, read a book, chill.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank joanmclean
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the summer I can imagine this is a wonderfully bright and colourful area but in the winter there is a serene beauty here. Dress warmly! We even saw a squirrel!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Trinac00per
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Entertaining squirrels, peaceful walkways and exotic glasshouses make this a delightful place to step away from life’s hustle and bustle. The glasshouses are warm and rich with the scent of vegetation and flowers, even on a chilly February day. Balm for the soul.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Ro Ellice H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place to spend all day relaxing and walking around, the massive varieties of vegetation make the place even more especial

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Silvycorreia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a nice place to be for a few minutes (if the weather is nice), but for a botanic gardon it is not very special. I am used to bigger / more special plants.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Annebelle d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been visiting the "Botanics" for many years and it is always a joy to walk through the greenhouses seeing the plants and the amazing sizes of the fish in the ponds. The plants are healthy and well tended by the staff.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sela-48
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely visit to the gardens in January. The glass houses are well worth seeing and although there are not many outdoor flowers the indoor displays are very colourful. And if you are looking to see some squirrels you won’t be disappointed.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank L F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in on our way to the Kelvingrove and decided to go into the Glass Houses due to the weather, It was an interesting hour walking round particularly enjoyed the tropical rainforest style bit, although the carnivorous plant section in the smaller glass house looked...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GusCraig
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic park space in the heart of the west end of the city. Kibble hot house, lots of seating, paths, play area, always a family must do in good weather.

Date of experience: November 2018
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18 February 2019|
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Response from Ro Ellice H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the glasshouses at the Botanic Gardens offer welcome respite from the chilly weather, transporting the visitor to the lush greenery of the tropics. Outside, scampering squirrels provide entertainment for those... More
27 December 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.
Marion H
10 August 2017|
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Response from cafedart | Reviewed this property |
as above answers paths all the way round