Category Archives: Flowerings

Herbaceous Border Rejuvenation

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If you visited the Gardens in the past month you may have seen a hive of activity going on at the top section of the herbaceous border. A couple of weeks ago the grounds team carried out a final fork over the area to remove any perennial weeds like the dreaded bindweed and then it […]

Glasgow Botanic Gardens Herbarium Exhibition

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Glasgow Botanic Gardens (GBG) is holding a herbarium exhibition in the tea room gallery until 30 September. The exhibition shows a range of examples taken from our herbarium. GBG’s herbarium currently has approximately 3,000 specimens, covering over 200 plant families, including flowering plants, ferns, mosses and liverworts. Specimens include historical collections dating from the 19th and […]

New Planting in Kibble Palace

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The Gardens have recently replanted a section of the Kibble Palace with a large range of South African plant species including Proteas, Aloes and Pelargoniums. So come and see this exciting new development – the Kibble Palace is open from 10.00 – 16.15 daily.

Rare Chilean plant flowering in the glasshouses

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Puya alpestris is a species of bromeliad native to the Chilean Andes. Unfortunately when it has finished flowering the plant will die. This is known as monocarpic, but don’t worry as there are plenty of other offsets to take over. This amazing plant can be seen in the Cacti and Succulent house in the main range of glasshouses at the Botanic Gardens. Another famous plant that can […]