Glasgow Botanic Gardens are situated 2
miles northwest of George Square / Glasgow
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
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Glasgow Botanic Gardens postcode: G12 0UE.
Tel: 0141 276 1614.
The main glasshouse is the large dome shaped
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
The more square Main Range glasshouses, were
built in 1878.
Across the road from the gardens is the
Grosvenor Hotel with a popular
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
14 Large Images of the Botanic Gardens.