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Rhododendron Week


Free of charge


08/04/2024 - 14/04/2024
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


National Botanic Garden of Ireland – Kilmacurragh

A photo of the entrance to National Botanic Gardens of Ireland, Kilmacurragh, Co Wicklow. From left to right, gentle, golden sun shines on a pink Rhododendron tree. The tree is round and dappled with green in-between the overall deeper red and pink colours. Towards the right there are tall, thinner trees also standing in the sun. They are a dark, deep green with pointy, sharp leaves. The foreground is in a shadow, a path divided the trees and marks a walkway through the park.

Rhododendron week is an annual event in the calendar at the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland, Kilmacurragh, Co. Wicklow. We showcase the highlights of the collection and explore the stories behind them. This year we have a series of events happening throughout the week.


The gardens are open daily from 9am to 5pm. There will be ‘Rhododendron Week’ guided tours at 12 noon and 3pm. As always, the gardens are free to enter as are the guided tours. A series of video stories on ‘Historic and Plant Highlights’ will be uploaded to the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland social media accounts and YouTube channel during the week.

On thursday 11th April, in collaboration with the RHS Rhododendron Camellia and Magnolia Group, Seamus O’ Brien will give an online lecture on ‘The Moore’s of Glasnevin’ at 19:30. This is a free event and the Zoom link is available on our social media pages (Facebook and Instagram).

A walking tour with Seamus O’Brien, Head Gardener at the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland, Kilmacurragh will take place on Friday 12th April at 14:00. Title: ‘The Rejuvenation of the Historic Rhododendron Collection at Kilmacurragh’. Bookings for this event will be on eventbrite only. Places will be limited.

For more information contact- or call +353 404 48844


Co. Wicklow
A67 YR12

(0404) 48844

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Approx. 5km off the N11. turn right just beyond the Beehive pub

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