Glasgow Botanic Gardens

Glasgow Botanic Gardens is a place of beauty, tranquillity and contemplation. As a botanic garden however, we are also much more. We aim to demonstrate to all our visitors that the plants on display here are the air we breathe, the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the medicine we take. Through education, interpretation and the enormous diversity of our plant collections we hope to inspire in visitors a desire to know more.

Glasgow Botanic Gardens has seasonal annuals, bulbs, and trees in outdoor gardens, and orchids, cacti, succulents, carnivorous plants, ferns and many tropical plants in two glasshouses, the Main Range and the Kibble Palace. In the Kibble Palace, you can see many tree ferns (the living fossils) which are the national collections.

You will learn the diversity of plants at the gardens.

Opening hours: daily, 7:00 am to dusk

Glasshouses: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (4:00 pm in winter), entry 15 minutes before closing time.

Tea room: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Access: 5-minute walk from Subway Hillhead Station. Frequent 6 and 6A bus services from city centre to gardens.

Dogs are allowed in the gardens but only assistance dogs in the glasshouses.

There is free entry to the gardens.

Please check the website, before your visit:


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Address: Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G12 0UE View map Phone: 0141 276 1416 Length of visit: 2-3 hours
Dogs - some areas: Yes
Cafe: Yes
Car park: No
House open: No
House open - occasionally: No
Family friendly: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Wheelchair - majority: Yes

For information on opening times and to buy tickets: Click here

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