National Botanic Gardens

National Botanic Gardens, Dublin: Hours, Address, National Botanic Gardens Reviews: 4.5/5

National Botanic Gardens
4.5
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
About
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 Curvilinear Range, designed by Richard Turner, and the Great Palm House, Ireland's only tropical rainforest. Outdoor features include the rose and rock gardens, double herbaceous borders, the pond and river walks, the organic fruit and vegetable garden and wild Ireland, the native conservation area. Guided tours of the Gardens all year round- Sundays at 12.00pm & 2.30pm, admission free. Monday-Saturday 11.30am & 3.00pm, €5 pp. Pre-booked tours by arrangement.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Jay K
Dubai, United Arab Emirates74 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
I’ve been going to the Botanic Gardens for many years. They are beautifully maintained and offer many surprises no matter what time of the year you visit. The friendly staff love to chat about their work, the shrubs, flowers, trees and everything else. And it’s free!
Written 11 January 2022
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kay f
Dublin, Ireland5 contributions
Nov 2021
In the spirit of openness, I am not a tourist when it comes to The Botanics but a regular visitor. My favourite time of the year is October during the Sculpture in Context’ season. There is a lovely Winter Rose Garden . The greenhouses are elegant and beautiful. The gardens are inviting with plenty of open spaces for children to run around. There is an exhibition space upstairs in the same building as the cafe. The food is great. The displays change. And it’s all free. It’s a haven of peace and beauty in the bustle of Dublin.
Written 21 November 2021
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Helena P
Dublin, Ireland11 contributions
Dec 2020
A very good place to regularly the only thing you have to be aware is on the big groups , I was in the middle of the green house a group of students were soround me and took my brandnew phone in my bad
Written 7 November 2021
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Bridget W
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Oct 2021
Such beautiful gardens with too much to explore all in one day. That's why i would highly recommend getting the free tour. Our tour guide Melissa was a delight, she treated us to a snapshot of the gardens history and picked out some plants and areas of particular interest which she paired with fascinating stories about their origins. She really went above and beyond to make it a fab tour for me, my sister and granny, tailoring it to what we were interested in. I will definitely be coming back as the gardens are always changing and the work that they do is amazing!
Written 27 October 2021
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Elaine Murray M
35 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
Beautiful autumn colours with varied sculptures scattered around. So many different media in such a lovely setting.Cheap parking, good value takeaway coffee and panini, lovely clean toilets also helped with the relaxing day out. Only intended to pop in for an hour- stayed most of the day!
Written 3 October 2021
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Darren C
36 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
Had a great time relaxing with the kids love this place so many things to do and see blessed i live near by we always go to the tolka house after for a meal and some ice cream to finish 😊
Written 25 September 2021
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Magherafelt Rocks
Magherafelt, UK31 contributions
Aug 2021
Beautiful gardens and area but disappointed that glasshouses not able to be open due to Covid-19 but fully understood and opportunity to return next year to view everything properly
Written 28 August 2021
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Joyce B
Ashbourne, Ireland74 contributions
Jun 2021
A fabulous day out . Wear comfortable shoes and enjoy these beautiful gardens. There is excellent parking (paid) and when you are finished walking around the gardens you can then go through the side gate into the oldest part of Glasnevin Cemetery.
Written 7 July 2021
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Christy_Luv2
Gorey, Ireland1,850 contributions
Jun 2021
What a wonderful peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life! Discovered by accident there are Walking Tours and I booked for the 11.30am. The wonderful knowledgable CHARLOTTE made the walk go by in a flash and we saw places I'm sure we would have missed had we just pottered around. See the Viking House, the 'Virus' Eucalyptus Tree and the beautiful rose garden. We travelled from Wexford and it was a great day out as the Cameraman in the house had a great couple of hours photographing anything that moved! The history of the Gardens is very interesting. Do give yourselves at least 2/3 hours just to amble around and admire nature at its best. Thank You Charlotte and All the Gardening Team for making this the perfect day out.. ENJOY!
Written 23 June 2021
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nandi2434
Dublin, Ireland33 contributions
Jun 2021
Beautiful varied gardens with something special in all seasons. For us it was the rose gardens in full bloom. We took the guided tour and our guide was enthusiastic and knowledgable, and we would have missed a lot if we had not attended.We learned that the gardens are so much more than a place for recreation but also about the conservation, preservation of varieties ,and the education and research that goes on here. The great glasshouses are shut at the moment because of covid, but they are impressive anyway. The coffee shop staff were friendly. All in all, a great visit.
Written 19 June 2021
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