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Glasgow Botanic Gardens, Glasgow

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A popular public park with several greenhouses containing an impressive plant collection, Glasgow Botanic Gardens offers a variety of fun and educational activities all year round. Explore the park’s many riverside walks, exotic tropical areas, and calm woodlands by yourself or on a free guided tour. Visit the main greenhouse, designed to look like a palace, to learn about the garden’s extensive collection of New Zealand and Australian ferns, some of which have lived here for over a century. These protected trees now form an important part of the national tree fern collection. End your visit with a refreshing stop at the garden’s tearoom, featuring outdoor and indoor seating, and serving breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea. Arrange your visit to Glasgow Botanic Gardens and discover more family-friendly attractions in Glasgow using our Glasgow day trip app.
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  • Although the whole gardens are a joy to visit, and clearly much enjoyed by locals on a sunny day, it is the greenhouses that are particularly impressive. Not only is their design and architecture... 
    Although the whole gardens are a joy to visit, and clearly much enjoyed by locals on a sunny day, it is the greenhouses that are particularly impressive. Not only is their design and architecture...  more »
  • Lovely walk around big park, also visit big history greenhouse, a lot of different plants inside. but there are no car park and need park nearby street. 
    Lovely walk around big park, also visit big history greenhouse, a lot of different plants inside. but there are no car park and need park nearby street.  more »
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  • I absolutely love a visit to the botanic gardens. Being a disabled person there is easy access to everything including the gardens, the glass houses and toilets . There are plenty of seats throughout the garden, most with lovely memorial plaques on them. The gardens are split into various sections , including stunning floral displays, shrubs, vegetables, herbs and even some poisonous plants. Each plant is clearly labelled with the English and Latin names. The glass houses are absolutely amazing, you almost feel as if you're in the tropics or jungle. There are beautiful fish swimming in water features and there are lovely statues all the way round the glass houses. There are boards with interesting facts about the gardens and their history. There is also a tea room with a lovely selection of hot and cold drinks , sandwiches , soup, etc. There is a mobile kitchen selling everything thing from hot filled rolls, hot and cold drinks, ice cream and a range of food for non meat eaters too. Everything you need for a great day out at no cost and you can just sit and enjoy the beauty of the place. I've been coming since i was a child and my love for the place has only grown over the years.
  • The Botanic gardens is a great place to come and relax for a few hours. Only 7 minutes walk from Hillhead underground and you come to a well maintained park with multiple footpaths winding there way through the multitude of plants, lawns and trees. The star of this part is definitely the two large greenhouses housing plants, ferns, palms, trees etc. from across the world. Great opportunity to learn more about plants from each of the continents. The park has both toilets and a nice little place to grab a coffee, some cake or a sandwich. Would highly recommend this as a place to visit.

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