Glasgow: The Dear Green Place
The Gaelic translation of Glasgow, Glaschu, literally means “dear green place”—an appropriate name for a city which boasts over 90 parks and gardens within its city boundaries. A fantastic example of this is the sprawling Botanic Gardens, which encompasses more than 40 acres of meticulously maintained lawns, flowerbeds, herb gardens, and exotic trees. Walking paths that wind among them make for some of the city’s prettiest spring- and summertime strolling; but even in winter, you can browse among the thousands of blossoming plants collected in the property’s twelve glass houses—including tropical palms, ferns, water lilies, and myriad species of orchids. The largest and most unusual of the glass houses is the Kibble Palace, an 1873-built wrought-iron wonder covering more than 20,000 square feet. For more information about the places and people who make Glasgow special, visit peoplemakeglasgow.us
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Inside The Kibble Palace Glass House
The botanics are located in the West End, and a lovely respite from the rain and gray skies. A number of glass houses. Step in for some warmth and color, stay as long as you like. When the weather is good, wander around the gardens outside. Free.
The most charming garden i've seen
I googled place to visit in Glasgow and this botanical garden was one of many places in the city I should visit. It was more than what I've expected. I wish I could stay longer in the garden. Although there are many tourist going around the glass house, many people (might be local) who used the space to spend their afternoon reading books. If this place is too busy, you might want to go to The People's Palace. Similar with Botanic Gardens.
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