Situated beside the River Kelvin in the heart of the city’s West End, the Glasgow Botanic Gardens offers a retreat from the bustling city of Glasgow. Offering an oasis of calm, the Glasgow Botanic Gardens has so much to do and see for visitors of all ages. It is home to a variety of plant collections, formal gardens and woodland walks as well as to the famous Kibble Palace, which is known to be one of the largest glasshouses in Britain. Featuring a beautiful collection of tree ferns from New Zeeland and Australia, rare orchids and numerous other plant varieties from all around the world, Victorian sculptures and more, Kibble Palace is one of the Glasgow Botanic Garden’s top attractions. Also found here are a number of other glasshouses as well as a children’s play area.
Grounds: 7am - dusk Glasshouses: 10am - 6pm & 10am - 4.15pm during winter
Around 2 hours or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The National Plant Collections, the gardens and Kibble Palace
Finding prayer facilities at the Glasgow Botanic Gardens will not be possible. Muslim visitors will however be able to locate plenty of space outdoors to offer their prayers. The city of Glasgow is also known to house numerous mosques and Islamic Centers. The Glasgow Central Mosque, Madrasa Taleem-Ul-Islam, Al-Furqan Mosque and Jamia Islamia are a few of the several mosques in the city.
Visitors to the Glasgow Botanic Gardens looking to get a bite to eat can visit the Tearoom. Here they will find a wide variety of delicious snacks and drinks which can be enjoyed outdoors during the summer. Also, because of its sizeable Muslim population, locating a Halal restaurant in the city of Glasgow will not prove to be very difficult.