Visitor information

Due to the rapidly changing situation, please check this section for the most recent information.

Garden Update

The grounds have remained open throughout the COVID-19 lockdown and current times are from 7 until dusk (our gate times are 5.00pm at the moment which means the main gate will close at 5pm, other gates will close from 4.45pm)

We have received many kind notes and comments from people who have used the Gardens during the lockdown and visitors say they appreciate the work carried out by staff to keep the Gardens clean, safe and well maintained. Thank you all, and we will pass all messages onto the appropriate teams.

The Gardens, grounds and glasshouses are all free to visit. They are managed and maintained by Glasgow City Council.

  • The Kibble Palace is closed
  • The Main Range is closed
  • The Tea Room at the Botanics is closed
  • Our volunteer programme is now suspended until Phase 4 of the Scottish Government’s Route Map  and our waiting list is now full.
  • The public toilets are open and will remain open during Tier 4, but there are restrictions on operating times.
  • The Kiosk will remain open for take away teas, coffees etc

Thank you