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National Botanic Gardens

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Address: National Botanic Gardens Botanic Road | Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 837 7596
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Flowers evrywhere

1 of my favourite place in Dublin. It's free. there is a small coffe shop with good coffee. If u re hungry they have plenty of food and delicious cakes and desserts. When... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

1 of my favourite place in Dublin. It's free. there is a small coffe shop with good coffee. If u re hungry they have plenty of food and delicious cakes and desserts. When outside is sunshine take a book/some snacks and blanket you can chillin on the grass. Perfect place for date/fun with kids/ or just exploring nature. I will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is heaven! It's nice to walk around, admire some plants, flowers and relax. And it is free! Definitely worth a visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The National Botanical Gardens are about 10min away from city centre, but easy to get to by Dublin Bus. The gardens are beautifull and well maintained.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The landscaped areas here are beautiful, if caught at the right time. The glass houses are definitely worth a visit. The restaurant food was good when I was there. Parking can be a problem

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place to walk around and feed squirrels, especially great place to visit in spring when everything is blooming.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are two kind of places that I always to visit when I'm travelling. One is the central market and the other is the Botanical Garden. This one is amazing, specially during the spring and summer. The whole place is very well kept. It's very easy to get there by bus and the entrance is free. If you love nature... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to see a well kept park with every type of plant or tree growing in a natural environment , this is the place. Perfect for a leisurely walk anytime of year and maybe a tea and cake after in the on site cafe.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to reach by bus from the center of Dublin and free to the public. Since it was November, there wasn't too much to see but they have some very nice gardens and I wish we could have seen everything in full bloom. Very nice walk through the park though.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here a few times and it never gets boring. The enormous glass house's are a wonder to behold. The plants inside are something eles. The grounds are very well maintained and again the plants are beautiful. There is also place's to eat, so it is a fabulous day out .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The entrance in the Garden is through a cemetery, which i found both bizarre and fascinating. I felt very relaxed walking through the garden, but I recommend the visit in a warm day.

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