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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, […]

The Gardens are CLOSED Today (19/09/2018)

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Due to the adverse weather conditions the Gardens including Main Range Glass Houses and Kibble Palace are now closed. We will open as normal 20/09/2018 Please take heed of path closures and hazard marked areas as we work to clear the Gardens. Thank you, GBG  

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 […]

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 […]