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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 plant life west end sunny day great western road byres road beautiful park few hours worth a visit great place to visit couple of hours free entry afternoon tea on display
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place for anyone who likes plants. We started in the tropical glasshouse. Lots of greenery, as you would imagine. Then we moved on to the glasshouses. Not as warm, but lots of spring flowers and lots more interesting plants. We didn't...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely place, plenty space to walk leisuerely, or sit in or outside with your paper, book or ipad. Super place is the Kibble, I enjoyed the early indoor easter garden full of hyacinths, daffodils, cyclamen, mini tulips, the smell was totally amazing... The cafe had...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank petals1234567
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park has open access from 7:00 till dusk. The glass houses have more office like opening hours. Impressive collection and variety of plants. Great for a relaxed walk followed by a high tea with nice cakes in the tea house.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank osi2505
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The first (white, ornate - I'm sure its got a name) glasshouse had so much to look at and read that I probably could have spent hours and if i had longer, would visit again. I only read a few of the information boards but...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Esther M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to relax and unwind in Glasgow! Many nice walks and the botanic gardens are worth the visit. A good place to unwind after a busy day for sure!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Pete_Cost99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was staying at a nearby hotel so my last morning in Glasgow I took a walk through the park in the morning (it was before it officially opened so the greenhouses were still closed). The flowers and grounds are beautiful and I enjoyed walking...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Kate B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are enough huge greenhouses to escape inclement weather so you could visit at anytime of year. We fortunately got a beautiful winters day with lots of sunshine which made the visit very pleasant. Fascinating range of plants and flowers with lots of families enjoying...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank 86frankiet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been to the botanics quite a few times and each time I have never been disappointed. Love the cacti and orchids most of all but the wee fish are very interesting too. Love it.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank StarlingsRUs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you enjoy a nice, slow, outdoor walk, with beautiful scenery, interesting things to read up about and learn, and a stunning greenhouse, then Glasgow Botanic Gardens is absolutely somewhere to visit. If you can catch it on a clear, warm, sunny day, you could...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank kbrief
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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18 February 2019|
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Response from eoin f | Reviewed this property |
Yes, as the architectural experience of the hothouse will be the same, but less crowded....and is cosy warm in the worst of scottish weather!
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