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
This garden is free to enter and features several large greenhouses with an exotic selection of plants from palms to a huge collection of carnivore plants. The carnivore plants are both eerie and pret... more »
Wandered around for ages. So much colour. So many people making use of area. Wonderful begonia collection, so many colours. more »
Beautiful collections well labelled. Plenty of options for eating. Something for everyone in the glass houses (which are huge) and lots of places to play with kids or sunbathe with a book. Right on the Kelvin Way so you can walk right down to the river. My favourite outdoor bit was pro the kitchen garden (stunning) and indoors I couldn't pick! It was well maintained, with interesting layouts and combinations of plants. Staff were friendly and helpful.
What a wonderful place to visit and for no cost! Each area of the garden has well tended and interesting plants. The buildings are interesting as well. My family stopped by for afternoon tea at the restaurant on the grounds. I highly recommend this place.
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