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National Botanic Garden of Ireland – Glasnevin

An oasis of green in the metropolis

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National Botanic Garden of Ireland – Glasnevin

An oasis of green in the metropolis

See all opening times


Free admission to Gardens

Guided Tour = €5 (available daily 11:30 and 15:00)

Group bookings (5 tickets+) please email

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Getting here

Dublin 9
D09 VY63

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National Botanic Garden of Ireland – Glasnevin

The National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin, just 3 kilometres from Dublin city centre, are renowned for the exquisite plant collections held there. They are home to over 16,000 plant species and cultivars from a variety of habitats from all around the world.

The jewel in the Gardens’ crown is a set of exquisitely restored and planted historic glasshouses. Most notable among these are Richard Turner’s Curvilinear Range and the Great Palm House, both winners of an award for excellence in conservation architecture.

Conservation plays an important role in the life of the gardens and Glasnevin is home to over 300 endangered plant species, 6 of which are already extinct in the wild.

The gardens have been closely associated with their counterpart in Kilmacurragh, County Wicklow, since 1854. Unlike the Wicklow branch, though, they provide a calm and beautiful green space in the midst of the nation’s capital.

Opening Times

Open all Year

Average Length of Visit: 1.5 hours.

Closed Christmas Day


Seasonal Opening Times

Summer Opening Hours

March to October
Monday – Friday, 10:00 – 17:00
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 – 18:00

Winter Opening Hours

November to February
Monday – Friday, 09.00 – 16.30
Saturday & Sunday, 10.00 – 16.30


Dublin 9
D09 VY63

01 857 0909

Getting Here

3.5 km north from centre of Dublin, Botanic Road, Glasnevin.

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  • Art
  • AV presentation
  • Baby Changing
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Bookshop
  • Brochure
  • Café
  • Car park
  • Changing exhibitions
  • Coach parking
  • Events Venue
  • Exhibition
  • Guided tours
  • Interpretive exhibit
  • Lift
  • Museum
  • Rose garden
  • Toilets
  • Walking trails
  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilet
  • WiFi


  • Assistance dogs only
  • Challenging Access
  • Drones are prohibited
  • No climbing


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