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National Botanic Gardens

An oasis of green in the metropolis

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National Botanic Gardens

An oasis of green in the metropolis

See all opening times

Limited Access

Café is closed at present.
A one-way system is in place to aid 2m social distancing. Some areas of the Gardens are closed. Gates may be closed if numbers get too high.

Admission

Free admission.

Getting here

Glasnevin
Dublin 9
D09 E7F2

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National Botanic Gardens

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 15,000 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

Notice

Book free guided tours (6 persons max) on eventbrite.ie; Separate daily tours (11:30 and 15:00) and family tours (14:00). Some themed tours too.

Café is closed at present.

A one-way system is in place to aid 2m social distancing. Some areas of the Gardens are closed. Gates may be closed if numbers get too high.

 

 

Contact

Glasnevin
Dublin 9
D09 E7F2

01 857 0909 / 804 0300 / 804 0319

Getting Here

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

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Facilities

  • AV presentation
  • Baby Changing
  • Bookshop
  • Cafe
  • Car park
  • Changing exhibitions
  • Exhibition
  • Guided tours
  • Interpretive exhibit
  • Lift
  • Museum
  • Rose garden
  • Walking trails
  • WiFi

Restrictions

  • Assistance dogs only

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