Glasgow City Council

Glasgow Botanic Gardens Bicentenary

Botanic Gardens

730 Great Western Road
Glasgow
G12 0UE

Come and join us as we celebrate our 200th birthday!

With a whole host of activities and events featuring performances from Bard in the Botanics, City Voice Choir, Sambalistic Samba Band , Health Walks, Outdoor Classroom and much, much more!

Our marquee of exhibitors is split into four themed areas of horticulture, biodiversity, education and community giving you the opportunity to learn more about what we do and how you can get involved.

Wander around the Kibble Palace and find out more about the Botanic Gardens history with our impressive Timeline Exhibition.

Programme

Saturday 20 May 2017

9.30amGather at main entrance gates
9.45amCutting of ribbon and speech
9.50amBard in the Botanics short performance (at Gate Lodges)
10.00amMarquee opens
10.30amOpening of the Outdoor Classroom
11.00amTalk with artefacts in the Outdoor Classroom by Louise Bustard, Education Officer
12 noonTour "behind the scenes" led by GBG staff
1.00pmCity Voice Choir perform in front of the Kibble Palace
1.30pmSambalistic perform in front of the Kibble Palace
2.00pmPerformance in the Outdoor Classroom by the Bard in the Botanics
2.30pmCity Voice Choir perform in front of the Kibble Palace
2.30pmTour "behind the scenes" led by GBG staff
3.00pmSambalistic perform in front of the Kibble Palace
3.00pmTalk with artefacts - in Outdoor Classroom by Louise Bustard, Education Officer
3.00pmHealth Walk led by the park rangers
3.30pmCity Voice Choir perform in front of the Kibble Palace
4.00pmEvent Concludes with Sambalistic who will perform in front of the Kibble Palace

Other activities

  • Bard in the Botanics: look out for impromptu performances of Shakespeare tasters around the Gardens and in the Kibble Palace
  • Face Painting
  • Botanic Gardens Timeline Exhibition in the Kibble Palace
  • Kelvin Biodiversity Network Exhibition in the Kibble Palace
  • Cattle from Pollok Country Park (main lawn west)
  • Floral demonstrations from the Glasgow Flowers Florists

Refreshments

Refreshments can be found at our tea room and kiosk, both of which will be open throughout the day.

Botanic Gardens

730 Great Western Road
Glasgow
G12 0UE

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