Dublin

National Botanic Gardens

  Botanic Rd, Glasnevin, D9      (+353) (0)1 804 0300     more than a year ago
Almost 20 hectares of beautifuly landscaped gardens create a colourful kaleidoscope of indigenous and international plants at this, Ireland's horticultural hub. Founded in 1795, the Gardens are 3.5km north-west of Dublin and make a great daytrip, particularly if teamed with a trip to neighbouring Glasnevin Cemetery. Whether a floral aficionado or not, just walking around the grounds brings tranquillity to the soul (philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein used to come here to ponder life's mysteries - look out for the plaque dedicated to him in one of the glasshouses). Glasshouses, statues and garden features, along with thousands of beautiful plants, reveal a different vista at every turn. Tours are available - with times posted in the Visitors Centre which also has a display, restaurant and head of a Giant Irish Deer. 

Amenities

Guarded parking
Restaurant

Website

Open

Mid Nov-13 Feb: 09:00 - 16:30. Mar-Oct 09:00 - 17:00 (Weekends and Bank Holidays 09:00 - 18:00). Glasshouses close 17:00. 

Price/Additional Info

Group tours €2, free Sun 12:00 and 14:30. Car Park €2.

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