Visiting the Gardens

Opening times

All areas of the Botanic Gardens are free to enter.

The Gardens are open 7am to dusk all year.

The glasshouses are open

10am – 6pm (4.15pm in winter)

Getting here

Glasgow Botanic Gardens
730, Great Western Road
G12 0UE


Hillhead, 7 min walk from Gardens


Partick or Hyndland stations, both a 25 min walk from Gardens


First Group buses


To retain the peace of the Gardens, there is no parking within the grounds but on-street parking is available in Queen Margaret Drive immediately adjacent to the entrance. Limited parking for blue badge holders is available within the Gardens.


The Botanic Gardens are owned and maintained by Glasgow City Council. You can view accessibility information via AccessAble (DisabledGo) or through the Council’s website.

Self Led Trails

We have a fine Heritage Trail through the Gardens with almost 30 points of interest taking you down to the Kelvin Walkway and the Gardens Arboretum.

We have a Tree Trail that leads you through a waymarked trail of the Gardens and Arboretum.

For younger children we have a Minibeasts, Birds and Trees of the Botanics which is a waymarked trail that is aimed at young families.

Brochures supporting the Trails can be found in the Kibble Palace.