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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

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


Free admission.

Getting here

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


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.


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


  • Assistance dogs only

Social Guide

Download, print and read our social guide (PDF) about visiting National Botanic Gardens. This will help first-time visitors, families and people with developmental and learning disabilities to prepare for a visit to National Botanic Gardens.

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