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National Botanic Gardens

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Ireland's premier garden is a green oasis situated in the leafy suburb of Glasnevin, not far from Dublin city centre. It is just under 50 acres in size and home to over 17,000 different plant species. Famous for its Victorian glasshouses: the...more
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National Botanic Gardens Botanic Road | Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland
+353 1 804 0319
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All reviews rose garden glasnevin cemetery exotic plants palm house viking house full bloom city centre free entry beautiful place to visit sunny day few hours beautiful flowers lovely walk wander around spend an afternoon couple of hours greenhouse
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Reviewed yesterday

Garden is just amazing place. You can learn a lot, take quiet walk, sit with book, take hundreds of pictures, visit greenhouses, eat something tasty in restaurant. After busy week its cosy place to visit. Children will love it.

Thank Irek S
Reviewed yesterday

The variety of plants is truly impressive. The extensive grounds have several glass houses of massive scale. There is also a recreated viking home site, art work, and very nice walking areas.

1  Thank Bill M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Really nice way to spend an afternoon. Very relaxed atmosphere here. Coffee shop on site, however I think its overpriced so id bring a picnic with you if you can.

1  Thank Jessica K
Reviewed 6 days ago

I don't know if actually learned anything new about plants during my visit, but it was surprisingly relaxing to stroll through the greenhouses and around the substantial property. I particularly enjoyed the various sculptures I encountered as part of the experience.

1  Thank Michael A
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Botanic Gardens (or the Bots if you are a Dub), is a great spot. If the flowers are not in bloom, the vegetable garden or the beautiful trees, pond and river will delight you equally. There is a great café and combining lunch with...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely visit to the National Botanical Gardens on breezy October Sunday. Great experience and delicious lunch in restaurant. Will return again soon.

1  Thank Joan D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The botanic gardens is a northside gem. No dogs and no bikes or scooters make it an ideal place for young families to stroll down dnjoy the wonderful gardens and green houses. They'd also have fabulous lectures and exhibitions - mainly free and others at...More

1  Thank Irene B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gardens are very nice, and if the weather is not so good, you can visit one of the greenhouses to get warm again, or the very nice cafeteria.

Thank Christian S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went by bike, it was an amazing place, if you love pace and calm, this is your place, just remember grab a coffee on your way

Thank Voyager821218
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of greenhouses to explore, lots of sculptures, fun for kids. Gas is very high ($7.00 a gallon) so getting there by cab can be quite expensive

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Karla V
25 August 2018|
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Response from Malcolm W | Reviewed this property |
No charge! An area of piece and quiet, combine it with a visit to Glasnevin Cemetery and the Gravediggers Pub(try their Irish version of Tapas)
24 June 2018|
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Response from noelg933 | Reviewed this property |
You can wander around on your own. Tours are available but not necessary
18 June 2018|
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Response from Ken B | Reviewed this property |
Apologies for delay in answering your query but parking is ridiculously cheap at 2euros for a couple of hrs its just to stop people parking and for free and getting a bus to the city.