Glasgow Botanic Gardens is the ideal place to visit for a relaxing day trip, with a leisurely stroll amidst beautiful scenery, taking in the enchanting Kibble Palace.
If you’ve been living a somewhat hectic lifestyle, a day of peace and tranquillity will provide you with a refreshing change of pace that will soon work its magic.
The gardens are situated by the River Kelvin in the West End of Glasgow, and houses the beautiful Kibble Palace, with its collection of tropical plants and tree ferns.
You could spend a whole day in the gardens with the wonderful collection of plants and flowers, or take in woodland and riverside walks, or keep the children amused in the play area, and finish the day in the tea room.
Then again, if the weather is sunny or fine, you could enjoy a picnic on the grounds.
The grounds are open all year, from 7am to dusk. The glasshouses are open daily from 10am – 6pm (4.15pm in winter) and the good news is, admission is free.
NOTE: There is no parking inside the grounds, but there is parking facilities nearby.
A number of interesting events are held in the grounds throughout the year, and full details can be found on the official Glasgow Botanic Gardens website.
In a nutshell, GBG is a good day trip for individuals, couples, families and groups.