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Kibble Lecture: Thursday 18th April 2019

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The Friends of Glasgow Botanic Gardens annual Kibble Lecture this year has two guest speakers. Dr Helen Kingstone, Lecturer in Victorian Studies (University of Glasgow), will open the evening with a short talk on the ‘Born in 1819’ Project with the associated exhibition New Victorians: Kibble and his Contemporaries still running in the Kibble Palace. […]

Orchid Success

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Its a ‘well done’ to Christine Nicholson (GBG-Orchid Propagator) for producing some award winning plants for the Scottish Orchid Society display at the North East England Orchid Society Show. The Paphiopedilum appletonianum won Best Society Plant for the Scottish Orchid Society display as well as a Highly Commended for the overall show.   The Pleione […]

Friends of Glasgow Botanic Gardens Talk, Thursday 14th March

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As part of the monthly series of meetings, this month the Friends of Glasgow Botanic Gardens play host to Dr Alan Elliott, research associate from Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Alan’s doctoral studies centered on the bio-geography of Meconopsis and in this talk he expands on this topic to cover the collection and propagation of this […]

Index Seminum 2018-2019

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Just a quick update on the link to the Index Seminum seed exchange page, just click on the Index Seminum Page (Re-opens 10/12/2018) We have reused last years page hence the mention of 2017 in the web address sorry for any confusion. This year it is online, please do fill out a contact email and […]

Hello 2019, Goodbye 2018

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We are now heading towards 2019 at a rapid rate of knots but it’s worth a quick glance back at some events and developments this year at Glasgow Botanic Gardens. It started very dramatically with the winter storms that deposited several inches of snow on the Gardens during January and February. It even led to […]

Index Seminum 2018/19 open 10th December

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We will be putting up our Index Seminum Seed Exchange List on the 10rd December 2018. The form will be available for completion online only this year and we hope to have orders processed by early 2019. The exchange is open only to those with an IPEN registration GBG

Botanic Gardens Opening Hours Changes

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Due to the event taking place at the Botanic Gardens please note the following changes to opening hours. From Friday 26th October till Sunday 11th November the Glasshouses will shut at 4.00pm The Gardens’ gates will shut at 5.00pm on Friday 26th October and Saturday 26th October. From Sunday 27th October until Sunday 11th November […]

HABITAT-an exhibition. What plants remind you of home?

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With the help from local artist Martha Orbach we are running a couple of drawing sessions and screen-printing workshops culminating in an exhibition in the Kibble Palace in December.     The classes are free as they are funded by the Friends of Glasgow Botanic Gardens but you must book via eventbrite-search Habitat or email […]

October Update

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The Humpbacked Bridge that joins the Gardens to the Kelvin Walkway was reopened in mid-September.   September didn’t leave without a violent goodbye, in the shape of Storm Ali. The Gardens had to close completely; which is a rare event. The amount of branches and trees coming down on paths made this a necessity and, […]

Spring CPH Students receive their awards

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On Saturday, the students who completed the 2018 Spring course of the Certificate of Practical Horticulture were awarded their certificates in the South Wing of the Kibble Palace. A special award was also made by the Baldernock Gardening Club to the ‘most improved’ student. The recipient was Karen, a student who traveled down every day […]