A one-way system is in place to aid 2m social distancing. Some areas of the Gardens are closed including the Glasshouses and the Visitor Centre.
Guides available to answer your queries.
Gates may be closed if numbers get too high.
Café Take-away only.
Toilets are available
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.
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
There are no guided tours on site at present, but we hope to start these again soon.
The Café is serving takeaway only at present. The Car Park and Toilets are open.
The Glasshouses and other indoor areas including the Visitor Centre remain closed.
A one-way system is in place, to aid social distancing. Gates may be closed if numbers get too high.
01 857 0909 / 804 0300 / 804 0319
- AV presentation
- Baby Changing
- Car park
- Changing exhibitions
- Guided tours
- Interpretive exhibit
- Rose garden
- Walking trails
- Assistance dogs only
Nearby sites to visit
National Botanic Gardens
Garden of Remembrance
A tranquil memorial in the heart of Dublin city
Approx. 2.1 km from National Botanic Gardens
Arbour Hill Cemetery
The final resting place of the leaders of 1916
Approx. 2.6 km from National Botanic Gardens
Grangegorman Military Cemetery
Remembering the fallen of the British Empire
Approx. 2.7 km from National Botanic Gardens