Botanic Gardens

730 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 0UE

01412 761 614

Ewen.Donaldson@glasgow.gov.uk

www.glasgowbotanicgardens.com

Guide Last Updated: 19/07/2017

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Access Guide

  • Grounds - 07:00 to Dusk

  • Glasshouses - 10:00 - 18:00 (16:00 in winter)

  • Tea Rooms - 10am - 6pm (16:00 in winter).

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  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • There is on street parking available on Queen Margaret Drive.

  • This information is for the entrance located at the corner of Great Western Road.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open (no doors).

  • The door opening is 155cm (5ft 1in) wide.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open away from you (push).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open away from you (push).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in) wide.

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  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

  • The ramp or slope is located just beyond the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open away from you (push).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open away from you (push).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.

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  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located just beyond the entrance.

  • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.

  • Lighting levels at the steps are bright.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.

  • The main doors open away from you (push).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open away from you (push).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in) wide.

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  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open away from you (push).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are permanently held open.

  • The door opening is 105cm (3ft 5in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are single width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in) wide.

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  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located leading up to the entrance.

  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The ramp overcomes the steps.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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  • There are surfaced paths with easy to moderate slopes running around the grounds and gardens.

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  • The following information is for the cafe.

  • Full table service is available.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is 3m (9ft 10in) from the tea room entrance.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 70cm (2ft 4in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 70cm (2ft 4in).

  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

  • Menus are hand held and wall.

  • Menus are not available in Braille.

  • Menus are not available in large print.

  • Menus are clearly written.

  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.

  • The type of food served here is main meals and snacks.

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  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • The accessible toilet is located in the toilet block.

  • There is not level access to the accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 120cm x 130cm (3ft 11in x 4ft 3in).

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.

  • The lateral transfer space is 69cm (2ft 3in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.

  • No emergency alarm fitted in the cubicle.

  • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.

  • There is not a coat hook.

  • Wall mounted rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 42cm (1ft 5in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

  • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The hand dryer is 110cm (3ft 7in) high.

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a sink.

  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

  • The baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilet.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

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  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the toilets.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

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  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • The accessible toilet is 2m (6ft 7in) from the tea room entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter.

  • There is level access to the accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 230cm (5ft 3in x 7ft 7in).

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.

  • The lateral transfer space is 70cm (2ft 4in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.

  • It is tied up and out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from floor).

  • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.

  • There is not a coat hook.

  • Wall mounted rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There are not mirrors in the accessible toilet.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a sink.

  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

  • The baby change facilities are located to the right as you enter the tea room.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located in the toilet block.

  • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female and male toilet.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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  • There is a shallow step at the entrance to the male standard toilets.

  • There is a deep step at the entrance to the female standard toilets.

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.