We had seen the The Botanical Gardens in Glasgow numerous times on blogs, so it was definitely something we wanted to discover for ourselves!
We made the most of our road trip to spend a few days in Glasgow. We made sure to have enough time to discover Glasgow city and especially the famous Botanical Gardens.
We follow on our wander through the West End, which also happens to be the student neighbourhood, to the Botanical Gardens which are actually not too from there.
We started our visit off in the first greenhouse which dates back to 1973 and is one of the largest greenhouses in the UK. Distinctly named Kibble Place.
We are extremely happy to have taken shelter here because it is currently raining cats and dogs outside (no shadow of a doubt, we are definitely in Glasgow!).
We’re immediately struck by the difference of the rain falling outside, hitting against the window and the tropical ambiance inside.
Despite the terrible weather, the lighting within the greenhouse is very good. Every once in while we have to remember that we are still in Scotland and not elsewhere! The change of scenery is crazy, and I think that it is the main reason that we like tropical greenhouses so much.
This one is special. The old appearance by its white frame and statues, mirrors have been installed in the dome to reflect even more light onto the plants. This little detail helps to modernise the greenhouse. We could spend hours here just taking photos…
We continue our stroll into the next greenhouse. Before actually coming here we genuinely only thought there was one greenhouse! Such a pleasant surprise to find an even newer version of the previous. It also means that we can keep out of the rain for just a few more minutes.
This greenhouse brings a new surprise and within a few steps it is like we have been transported to another country. It is very dry and arid with cacti and also some humidity with the water plants. The flora is extremely rich et we are able to really experience our favourite plants in optimal conditions for them.
A great discovery that we would definitely recommend if you find yourself in Glasgow!