Visiting the Gardens

Where to find us

Street address:

Glasgow Botanic Gardens
730, Great Western Road
G12 0UE

Nearest SPT Glasgow Subway stop:

Hillhead (5 min walk from Gardens)

Nearest Railway station:

Partick or Hyndland (both a 20 min walk from Gardens)

Bus information:

First Group buses

Opening Times

The Gardens are open 7 am to dusk all year, with the glasshouses open 10am – 6pm (4pm winter) with free entry to all areas of the Gardens and Glasshouses.

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.


To retain the peace of the Gardens, there is no parking within the Grounds but paid /metered parking is available in Queen Margaret Drive, immediately adjacent to the entrance. Limited parking for blue badge holders is available within the Gardens.