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Glasgow Botanic Gardens (Glasgow)

Glasgow Gardens constitute botanic gardens and a historic park in Glasgow.

The main entrance is in Great Western Road.

The prime mover in creating the botanic gardens was Professor William J. Hooker. After the gardens` establishment, he moved to become first director of Kew Gardens in 1841.

The Kibble Palace is an enormous greenhouse. Originally a private conservatory at Coulport on Loch Long, it was moved here in 1873 and used at first as a concert hall and meeting place, where both Gladstone and Disraeli gave addresses.

There are also tropical houses, a herb garden, an arboretum and a rose garden.

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