“Whenever I’m in a new city, there’s always one thing I need to see – a botanical garden. The Botanic Gardens in Glasgow did not disappoint. In fact, I believe it’s my favourite. Beautiful old glasshouses and a big garden fully in bloom – what’s not to love?”
The botanic garden in Glasgow was created in 1817, a bit later than a lot of other botanical gardens. It’s not a bad thing though, as the Victorian glasshouses are just plain beautiful. I find this place mesmerizing for the exterior alone! Inside those glasshouses you’ll find a huge variation of palms, cacti and other exotic plants. My personal favourite was the John Kibble Palace. Not only because it looks like a palace (like the name suggests), but also because of the beautiful layout, great light, wonderful statues and huge variety of palms. I really felt like a royal walking there!
If it’s too hot to enjoy the greenhouses, the garden itself offers some great places to picknick or just stroll around. There’s also the tea house if you want to relax after your visit.
The botanical garden is easily reached by foot or by bus.