Situated at the west end of Glasgow, the Botanic Gardens is home to a wide variety of temperate and tropical flora.

Featuring several impressive glasshouses, the largest, Kibble Palace is a 19th-century wrought iron-framed glasshouse, covering 2137 m2. It now houses a forest of tree ferns and was originally a private conservatory located at Coulport on Loch Long. It was moved to its present site in 1873 and was first used as a concert hall and meeting place, hosting celebrated speakers such as Gladstone and Disraeli.