Glasgow Botanic Gardens

Glasgow Botanic Gardens
730 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 0UE
  • Telephone 0141 276 1614
  • Opening times Gardens daily 7am–dusk; Glasshouses 10am–6pm (winter 10am–4:15pm); Tearooms 10am–6pm (winter 10am–4pm)
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Glasgow Botanic Gardens

Glasgow Botanic Gardens is a botanical garden located in the West End of Glasgow beside the River Kelvin. It features several glasshouses, the most notable of which is the Kibble Palace. Just minutes from the city, enjoy pleasant riverside walks, peaceful woodland copses and explore exotic tropical places. There is a Heritage Trail through the gardens with almost 30 points of interest taking you down to the Kelvin Walkway and the Gardens Arboretum. The gardens are 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. Admire exotics and exhibitions in Kibble Palace Glasshouse and the vegetable, herb and flower gardens.

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Bard in the Botanics

Scotland's annual outdoor Shakespeare festival returns to Glasgow's Botanic Gardens.

Wed 24 Jun

Times vary / Cancelled / 0141 276 1614

Thu 25 Jun

Times vary / Cancelled / 0141 276 1614

Fri 26 Jun

Times vary / Cancelled / 0141 276 1614

…and 36 more dates until 1 Aug

Books at the Botanics Book Fair

Stalls selling a wide variety of second hand, vintage and antiquarian books. The sale is located in The Hopkirk Building. Wheelchair accessible, buggies welcome, dog friendly.

Sat 20 Jun

0141 276 1614

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 21 Jun

0141 276 1614

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 17 Jul

Free / 0141 276 1614

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 17 more dates until 13 Dec

Photography Course: Explore Your Camera – Developing Skills

One-day workshop that builds upon Going Digital's beginners' course 'Getting Off Auto', which teaches participants how to control shutter speed and take excellent action shots, as well as coping with tricky lighting situations.

Sun 7 Jun

0141 276 1614

  • 09:45 – 16:00

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…

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…

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