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Our stunning Victorian glasshouses provide a magnificent and unusual backdrop for any special event. Please see below for information on each unique structure.

The Glasshouse, Queen's Park

Situated within Queens Park, dedicated to the memory of Mary Queen of Scots, the Nursery and Display House offers an unusual venue for any event, be it a conference, wedding or display.

The fabulous structure houses a cafe, ponds, tropical fish, exotic birds and an excellent reptile house. It also has a fine collection of sub-tropical plants and many types of flowering and foliage plants.

The maximum capacity for the venue is 100 seated guests.

Please note - the cafe within Queens Park is temporarily closed. The main entrance to the Glasshouse is also closed, please follow diversion signs to alternative entrance.

Winter Gardens, Glasgow Green

Situated within Glasgow Green and attached to the People's Palace, the stunning Winter Gardens are housed in an elegant Victorian glasshouse built in 1898 for the benefit of the industrial working people of the east end of Glasgow.

Over the years, the Winter Gardens have hosted corporate dinners, award ceremonies and weddings. The venue is also used as a VIP area for guests at events taking place within the park.

The maximum capacity for the venue is 200 seated or 450 non-seated guests.

Please note - this venue is temporarily closed.

Kibble Palace, Botanic Gardens

Situated within the Botanic Gardens, the Kibble Palace is one of the most prestigious iron and glass structures remaining from the Victorian era. The Kibble Palace is home to a marvelous collection of marble statues as well as temperate plants from around the world including the national collection of Australasian tree ferns which have grown there for the last 120 years.

The Kibble Palace is an important and unique glasshouse of its type and takes the form of a large dome and rotunda connected to a smaller dome by a link corridor. The small dome forms the main entrance area and attached to the north and south is extended transepts.

The maximum capacity for the venue is 160 seated or 200 non-seated guests.

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