Botanic Gardens

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Wander through this tranquil urban park and admire Kibble Palace, built in 1873 to provide Glasgow University's botany students with hot-house plants. The domed glasshouse and statues are attractive and hard to miss. If you're there before 4.30p, take the opportunity to look around the glasshouses and study their stunning collection of orchids and rare tropical plants. Children seem to enjoy the huge exotic cacti in particular. In summer, locals and tourists alike flock here for picnics and sunbathing on the lawns. You can also take a walk along the riverside and watch the squirrels. This beautiful garden is a great place to spend a day outside when the weather is favorable.

Location:  730 Great Western Road

Business hours:  Mo-Su 7:00 a.m.-Sunset