Glasgow Botanic Gardens

Glasgow Botanic Gardens
730 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 0UE
  • Box office 0141 334 2422
  • General enquiries 0141 339 6964
  • Opening times Gardens open daily 7am–dusk; Glasshouses open 10am–4.15pm; visitor centre 11am–4pm.
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A great place to relax in summer or take a brisk walk in winter, with a programme of events including stargazing, gardening talks and even theatre. Also look out for exotics and exhibitions in Kibble Palace Glasshouse and the vegetable, herb and flower gardens.

Event times

There are 3 events at this location

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Electric Gardens 2 – Lux Botanicum

Walk through the darkened upper Botanic Gardens with dramatic lighting, sound effects and music. Look out for masks hidden in the garden and witness fire theatre. There's also food and hot drinks available.

…and 7 more dates until 6 Dec

Stars Over the Botanics

A star-gazing session with the Astronomical Society of Glasgow and the University of Glasgow. Spaces limited to the first 40 people. If skies are cloudy, the session will head indoors for some short presentations.

Tue 15 Dec

£4 (Children £2) / 0141 334 2422

Tue 19 Jan 2016

£4 (Children £2) / 0141 334 2422

Tue 16 Feb 2016

£4 (Children £2) / 0141 334 2422

Tue 22 Mar 2016

Times to be confirmed / £4 (Children £2) / 0141 334 2422

Sun Over the Botanics

The Astronomical Society of Glasgow (if there's a scientific society with a cooler name, we've yet to hear of it) offers you a chance to safely view the surface of the sun.

Sun 24 Apr 2016

Free / 0141 334 2422

Reviews & features

Neighbourhood Watch: Byres Road, Glasgow

17 Oct 2011

A rough guide to the trendiest road in the West

What’s it like? One big road with many little offshoots to appeal to the culture vulture in you. Where’s it, like? Off Great Western road if you hang a left at the Botanic Gardens, and just up from Partick. Take the tube to Hillhead station (soon…

Take Me Out

2 Apr 2009

From cycling, pirate ships, dolphin watching and woodland walks to face-painting, castles, beaches and alien designs, Anna Millar handpicks some of the finest days out and events this Easter, whether you’re a big or a little kid

A Midsummer Night's Dream

3 Jul 20073 stars

CLASSIC Just as Freud’s Oedipal theories altered the modern perception of Hamlet, his dream theories exert a powerful influence on this Shakespearean classic. Freud professed that dreams were a manifestation of forbidden thoughts and unconscious…

Comments & ratings

1. Fiscalli7 Apr 2012, 12:17am2 stars Glasgow Botanic Gardens Report

Gardens are fine but when I tried to find if there were any events on for the Easter weekend 2012 I got zilch.

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