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Glasgow Botanic Gardens

Glasgow Botanic Gardens is a 20 hectares/ 50 acres site and is renowned internationally for their architecturally impressive glasshouses and extensive temperate and tropical plant collections.

The Botanic Gardens was awarded a Green Flag in 2011. The Green Flag Award is the benchmark national standard for quality parks and green spaces.

Where is it?

What can I do there?

  • Kibble Palace - an 'A' listed Victorian curvilinear iron glasshouse with temperate plants from around the world. A fine collection of classical marble statues is also found here.
  • Main range of glasshouses including conservatory, orchids, economic plants, desert plants and a large range of tropical and subtropical plants.
  • The Hopkirk Building for special events, workshops.
  • The arboretum and grounds with trees from around the world.
  • Themed Gardens are situated within the grounds:
    • World Rose Garden
    • Herb Garden
    • Herbaceous Borders
    • Vegetable Garden and Potager
    • The Chronological Border
    • Children's Play Area - for the young
    • The Children's Garden
  • Public Toilets are located close to the Queen Margaret Drive gate adjacent to the Kibble Palace.
  • There is a taxi rank in Queen Margaret Drive.
  • 'The Tea Room at the Botanics' for catering. Art exhibitions are also held in the tea rooms.

Park rangers are based in the Botanic Gardens and regularly patrol the grounds. Tours are available and should be arranged in advance.

When is it open?

The grounds are open from 7.00am until dusk daily. The glasshouses and tea rooms are subject to opening times.

Glasshouses: April to September 10.00am - 6.00pm (4.15 pm in winter)
Tea Rooms: April to September 10.00am - 6.00pm (4.00 pm in winter)
Toilets: 10.00am - dusk (this varies throughout the year)

 

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