Botanic Gardens

Apart from all the usual catching up with friends, shopping and pubbing usually associated with a trip back home one of our afternoons in Glasgow was spent taking a wander around the Botanic Gardens in the city’s west end.

The gardens were originally opened in 1817 in conjunction with Glasgow University.  Although too early in the year for most of the outdoor displays there was still much to be seen in the greenhouses.  I hope you enjoy some of the wonderful flowers and plants we were fortunate enough to see on our brief visit…

Main greenhouse

The main greenhouse is in the background here with some early blossoms and tulips in front.

Kibble Palace

The original greenhouse, the Kibble Palace, is seen in this shot. It was constructed in 1873 then dismantled, restored and re-erected in November 2006.


Some early rhododendron flowers were already on display in the park.


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22 Responses to Botanic Gardens

  1. kkessler833 says:

    Beautiful photographs!

  2. Mike Powell says:

    The greenhouse looks amazing and your photos are wonderful. I especially like your shots of the bird of paradise plants.

  3. Lovely :-) The original greenhouse is a beautiful building!

  4. Joe says:

    Great images :)

  5. tootlepedal says:

    That glasshouse is a wonderful construction.

  6. For just a minute I found myself a bit disoriented–I could have sworn the picture was from MUCH further south…Spain maybe :-) Nice to see a bit of spring

  7. restlessjo says:

    The rhodies are starting to flower here in the north east too :) Still in Glasgow, or home again?

  8. McEff says:

    Great stuff. If we ever have a city break somewhere we always end up in a botanic garden and thoroughly enjoy it. Having said that, we missed the Glasgow garden when we were up there for a weekend. It’s now on the list.
    Cheers, Alen

  9. That greenhouse is amazing–I had to go look it up after seeing your pictures. Interesting back-story there.

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