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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Glasgow Botanic Gardens reviews
What a fantastic place to visit. There are so many plants in the different greenhouses. It's lovely to wander around, and you can learn a bit more about what's growing here.
What a fantastic place to visit. There are so many plants in the different greenhouses. It's lovely to wander around, and you can learn a bit more about what's growing here. more »
Always interesting, absolutely love having a wander around. Fantastic place for a picnic. Great facilities nearby
Always interesting, absolutely love having a wander around. Fantastic place for a picnic. Great facilities nearby more »
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.
Used the clockwork orange train and had a 5 minute walk to the gardens. It's free and well worth a visit. The glass houses are spacious but wouldn't be suitable for wide pushchairs prams or mobility scooters due to the space between the plant exhibits. The formal gardens are well signposted and there are cafe facilities too
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