COVID-19: Glasshouses Shut- Latest Updates 22/03/20

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Sunday 22nd March

The Gardens remain open at the moment although the Glasshouses, Kibble Palace and Tea Room are shut.

Although getting fresh air and exercise at this time is recommended please remember to practice social distancing to protect others and yourself.

Current advice is suggesting using less busy green spaces and avoiding gathering in large groups.

Needless to say many events and booking are now cancelled and this includes The Orchid Fair in May and the Book Fairs in March and April amongst others.

The situation will be open to constant review and we will try to keep you up to date here.

We wish you all the very best,

GBG

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 18 March 2020 at 09:30 hours

Glasgow Botanic Glasshouses and Tea Room at the Botanics are now closed.

In line with the government’s advice on reducing social contact, Glasgow City Council Neighbourhood and Sustainability Service has taken the difficult decision to close the Glasshouses this morning. This is in line with ALEO Glasgow Life venues across the city, which now are also shut.

This closure will also help us maintain safe social distancing measures for the public and our staff who have to maintain the valuable plant collections.

We expect the closure to continue until at least the end of April.(update posted 18/03/20)

 

Please Note that volunteering at Glasgow Botanic Gardens is suspended while Government advice on social distancing is in force (updated posted 17/03/20)

Events at Glasgow Botanic Gardens organised by Friends of Glasgow Botanic Gardens (update 13/03/2020)

Due to the dynamic situation regarding public health in the UK the Friends of Glasgow Botanic Gardens have reluctantly taken the following decisions.

The Certificate of Practical Horticulture for Spring 2020 has been postponed. This course was due to commence on Saturday March 14th. If you were signed up to this course the course co-ordinator will be in touch with you by email regarding re-arrangement or re-imbursement. Please read the separate statement posted by the Friends on the CPH Page

The Award Ceremony for students from the Summer 2019 Course on the 28th March is cancelled and we will post out certificates and awards.

The Kibble Lecture on April 23rd which was due to be given by Martin Gardner on the subject of the Conifer Conservation Project is also postponed.

This website will be kept up to date re-the changes to the Friends of Glasgow Botanic Gardens programme.

Glasgow Botanic Gardens is operated by Glasgow City Council and these cancellations refer to events organised by the Friends of Glasgow Botanic Gardens, other events running at Glasgow Botanic Gardens are organised by different providers and you may have to refer to them for the latest information.