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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 June 2011

I've traveled to quite a few European gardens, and this one is one of the oldest and the best. The reason is largely to do with climate. Ireland doesn't get the kind of hot scorching summers that will wither everything. And it doesn't get harsh...More

7  Thank redscarf61
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 21 August 2015

The cafe was covered in food that kids had thrown around, the staff were just standing around doing nothing. The food was very pricey but the view of outside is lovely, next time I'll bring a picnic!

5  Thank Christine M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We just wanted soup and bread which were both excellent. Being half term it was very busy but there were two ladies who seemed to know a quieter area so we followed them to what used to be the staff canteen and was now a...More

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went a couple of weeks back with family. The place is really well looked after, with no litter at all. Beautiful flowers and trees and the pavillions are lovely with the specialised plants in each one. Beautiful in autumn and in summer.

Thank cocohernaez
Reviewed 1 week ago

These amazing gardens are massive; expect to need at least 2 hours if you're doing it on the run! Beautiful landscaping, lovely rows of wetlands, woods and wonderful gardens make this an absolute MUST see in Dublin.

Thank Catherine T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great few hours of fresh air and running around for the kids, the colours of all the trees and plants is just gorgeous. Free entry and they have a really nice cafe

Thank 990edelq
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've visited this place several times and every visit was worth. I highly recommend the visit during the summer time of course. There is a nice cafe with a varied menu good price, good food. difficult to find free parking around.

Thank Milton C
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place to visit. Whether it be halloween (which it has been during my recent visits), children's workshops (planting beans which date from the vikings), looking at the sculptures in the botanics or simply walking around: this is one of the best places...More

Thank angelapowell
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was really lovely for a wee day out my only complaint was the sign posting to find it could have been easier.

Thank Margaret A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for breakfast homemade brown bread .The layout of the food is excellent.The cake display is very tempting.The view of the gardens make for pleasant place to eats

Thank Gerard W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I went on the Magic, Murder And Monkshood tour yesterday and had such a great time! Our guide, Charlotte, was amazing and her knowledge unlimited. We were told of the plants, herbs and plants associated with healers, witches, “see-ers” and fairies, along...More

Thank Emma S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An interesting visit to this quietly situated Botanic garden. Outstandingly renovated glasshouses are a must see, filled with excellent specimen plants.

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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.