If you’re in the West End, do yourself a favour and take some time out from all the trendy bars and shops and hot foot it up to the Botanic Gardens at the top of Byres Rd. An oasis of calm awaits you. It’s internationally known for its impressive glass houses and extensive tropical and temperate plant collections from around the world. The Kibble Palace glasshouse underwent a multimillion-pound restoration. Grab a coffee, take a seat under the banana trees and transport yourself to the jungles of Borneo.