Glasgow Botanic Gardens

The centrepiece of the park is the Kibble Palace, a magnificent circular glasshouse choc-full of plants – including some absolute giants.

But it’s not just for horticulturists. There are walks to be taken along the side of the River Kelvin, and a tearoom when it’s time for a break.

There’s also a children’s play area within the gardens and a heritage trail with almost 30 points of interest along the way.

From Glasgow Queen Street, take the subway to Hillhead – the park entrance is at the top of Byres Road. From Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery it’s around 15 minutes’ walk.

730 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G12 0UE