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“glass house”(45 reviews)
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 yesterday

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 2 days 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 days 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 1 week 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
Thank L8903MZjanes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must to have on the visit list when you are in Glasgow especially on a good day. The gardens also have a café for you to grab something to eat and drink.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Dawn E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed this venue and the history on the boards at the entrance is a great scene setter. I visited when it was freezing so the warmth of the glass houses was very welcome as was the tearoom!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Karen_D_Creative
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only are the garden still luscious in December but the green houses are warm even when it will chilly outside. A great way to spend a couple of hours with small kids and it’s free!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank marktraynor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice spot for lunch with a wander around the gardens - inside in winter and outside in summer, I've visted a few times. Service in the cafe could be better, but its busy and the food is good.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank MsC180
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A truly memorable experience with a vast variety of amazing plants and fauna await anyone entering the glasshouses,The area is well kept with lots of paths that lead you through an array of different species.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank andrewspiers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

beautiful glass houses. they must be one of a kind. grounds are well kept, there is a children's' play area with musical instruments.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jim T
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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.
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10 August 2017|
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Response from cafedart | Reviewed this property |
as above answers paths all the way round
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