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Holy Smoke Robin!! It’s the Bat and Moth Night!!

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  On the 31st of August, as we slowly slip into Autumn, why not come along to the Bat and Moth Night at Glasgow Botanic Gardens. Meet near the Kibble Palace after 7.00pm for a 7.30 pm start. Please contact Scott Donaldson at events_gswsbc@hotmail.co.uk to book your place.

Summer Time Talks and Walks

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Its time to get to know the Gardens better!   We have a short list of guided walks round parts of the Gardens that are not always open to the public as well as tours of the Main Range display houses, all led by Senior Horticulturalists Christine, Stevie and Gordon as well as Education Officer […]

Once more unto the beech…

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I know its technically Fagus sylvatica, but it’s a tricky business getting a funny title out of a scientific bi-nomial. 06/04/2018 What’s not funny was the poor treatment that the 250 year old Pollok Beech received about one year ago. As reported in many papers the Wishing Tree, which featured in Scotland’s 100 Heritage Tree […]

From Knotty Ash to Weeping Ash

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Wee Hamish McDiddy, from just outside Liverpool, has sent in a request for ash related postings, it was wrapped in two pieces of bread and jam. Our tree, appropriately the weeping ash, was a gift to the original Glasgow Botanic Gardens (at Sandyford, near Sauchiehall Street) from nurseryman, Robert Austin.  Having been planted in 1818 […]

Snowdrop (day 2)

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Sunrise on the first day of Spring. It wasn’t the usual journey to work today! We were a bit dismissive of the snow yesterday but overnight we received a sharp reminder from Mother Nature in the form of just less than a foot of snow at Glasgow Botanics. The Tea Room staff have walked several […]

Snowdrop

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  We were open this morning, as we have been for nearly 201 years, despite the ‘dusting of snow’. To ensure staff and public are cleared from the grounds safely, glasshouses and grounds will close earlier than advertised. Main Range Glasshouses will close at 13.30 Kibble Palace will close at 15.30 Grounds will start to […]

A small crown jewel

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A lot of new work is getting under way at GBG. Plans are being prepared for a change in the North American Arid House (Main Range 5) and the team are preparing planting pits for new trees and shrubs to be planted in the grounds. It’s still cold outside but under glass there is still […]

Happy New Year

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Although the outside beds might be covered in snow, the glasshouses and Kibble Palace will be open as usual over the next few days, including Hogmanay and New Year’s Day. Closing Times for Glasshouses and Kibble Palace 4.15pm and the Ranger Team start locking the outside grounds at 4.45pm Happy New Year from all at […]