Thursday, 24 August 2017

Exploring The Glasgow Botanical Gardens

If you have read my previous post on the Edinburgh Botanical Gardens you'll know just how much I love being out and about in the fresh air, exploring pretty gardens and admiring new species of plants and flowers. Although I have been to the Glasgow Botanics before it has been a while, so when I was through meeting up with my Gran we decided to hop on the subway from Buchanan St to Hillhead and take a wander through the city-owned Glasgow Botanical Gardens.

Despite not being far enough away from the hustle and bustle to block the sound of traffic coming from Byres Road, the gardens definitely provide a little green oasis in the city. They have such a magnificent collection of plants, and whilst a large part of the gardens, including the rose garden and the small patches which group plants from the different centuries based on when they arrived in Britain, were closed off when we went due to a dinosaur exhibition, we still enjoyed a stroll through the greenhouse which is the home to an impressive variety of cacti and ferns and the Kibbles Palace, which has the most beautiful ceiling and glass work.

With free entry, it's definitely worth popping along to the Glasgow Botanical Gardens next time you are in the West End of the city or indeed at a loose end and want to avoid the shops. Sadly for my bank balance I did not avoid the shops completely and ended up walking away from Primark with a great selection of their Harry Potter PJ's and a bag so full it tore as I was on my train and I had to carry everything home in my arms. Happy times.

Let me know what you think of the photos in this post because I edited them on Colour Story instead of VSCO and I'm still not convinced.

Sorry the blog posts have been pretty scarce recently, but since I've bought myself a snazzy blogging notebook I'm feeling more inspired and back on track! I am away in Copenhagen soon and I might not schedule any content before I go, but just know there are exciting posts in the works!




  1. I visited this garden when I was studying in Scotland ! They were gorgeous !

    1. They really are! I love visiting them when I go to different cities as they all usually have something unique about them x

  2. Saw this on your Twitter and (of course) darted over to your blog asap, because... botanical gardens! This place looks amazing; and I can see what you mean about it being a little oasis in the city.

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x


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