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Glasgow Botanic Gardens

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Glasgow Botanic Gardens
are situated 2 miles northwest of George Square / Glasgow centre.

The Glasgow Botanic Gardens were built for the Glasgow botanist Thomas Hopkirk in 1817, at the western end of Sauchiehall Street.

In 1842, the Gardens were moved to this larger site, a short distance further northwest, in the Kelvinside area of Glasgow's west end. The gardens were then opened to members of the Royal Botanic Institution of Glasgow, and the public were allowed to visit at weekends for a small charge. The gardens are now open to everyone free of charge.

The gardens are on the Tour Bus route FREE Admission . Glasgow Botanic Gardens Google Map .

Glasgow Botanic Gardens postcode: G12 0UE. Tel: 0141 276 1614.


The main glasshouse is the large dome shaped Kibble Palace, built in 1873. Kipple Palace is said to be one of the most prestigious iron and glass structures remaining from the Victorian era. Kipple Palace was completely restored between 2003 and 2006, at a cost of around £7 million.

The more square Main Range glasshouses, were built in 1878.

Across the road from the gardens is the Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor Hotel with a popular restaurant.

Also across the road from the gardens, is the Kelvinside Parish Church on Byres Road. This church has now been converted to a bar/diner & entertainment venue named Oran Mor, Gaelic for 'great melody of life' or 'big song'. If you want to experience a drink in a church, this may be the place for you.

Byres Road by the gardens has a good selection of cafes and diners.

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