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National Botanic Gardens

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Ireland's premier garden is a green oasis situated in the leafy suburb of Glasnevin, not far from Dublin city centre. It is just under 50 acres in size and home to over 17,000 different plant species. Famous for its Victorian glasshouses: the...more
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National Botanic Gardens Botanic Road | Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland
+353 1 804 0319
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Be sure and take a day out of your stay to spend it at this venue. National Botanic Gardens are steeped in history. The beautiful greenhouses houses some of the most beautiful and rare plant-life (don't forget to take your camera). The gardens are beautifully...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Colagain
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Obviously there wasn't too much to be seen outside in February but there was lots to see in the wonderful tropical houses.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CJ61
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely spot to go for a walk in nature. Nice spot to test the mind and reflect. Beautiful Botanic Conservatories full of plants. Cafe can be a bit busy...a mobile coffee stand/ Kiosk would be a good future idea.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank bowboy17
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Botanic Gardens are part and parcel of Dublin, they have been there for many years. It is wonderful that in such a relatively small space one can travel to exotic places. Plants are from distant worlds. A pleasant way to spend a cold winter...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank René A
Reviewed 6 days ago

By far one of my favourite places to visit. Beautiful and peaceful walk through an iconic gardens and see some of the most beautiful flowers nature has to offer

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank laurenm952018
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a great place to relax and to get some exercise and fresh air. The range of plants is magnificent, and even on a 'poor weather' day there is the option of browsing through the glass houses or enjoying the restaurant. I never miss a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TKeenan
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went on the tour this afternoon and it was so interesting .The guide was excellent (I cannot remember his name) he opened our minds to a whole new aspect of the gardens that I had never thought about before ,the botanists,directors,hoticulturists who nurtured this...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank bridget s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The National Botanic gardens are one of my favourite green spaces in the country. It is different every time I visit and well worth a trip

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ofarrellrichard
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a little oasis in the city. No matter what time of the year it is always beautiful to go for a walk at the Botanic Gardens. The big green houses are of course the main attraction but depending on the time of the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank EllenSchoenf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful place once the weather is good. We were there when it was pretty cold, but the sun was still shining and the beauty of the location shines even brighter.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Karla V
25 August 2018|
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Response from Malcolm W | Reviewed this property |
No charge! An area of piece and quiet, combine it with a visit to Glasnevin Cemetery and the Gravediggers Pub(try their Irish version of Tapas)
25 June 2018|
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Response from noelg933 | Reviewed this property |
You can wander around on your own. Tours are available but not necessary
19 June 2018|
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Response from P7525JEkenb | Reviewed this property |
Apologies for delay in answering your query but parking is ridiculously cheap at 2euros for a couple of hrs its just to stop people parking and for free and getting a bus to the city.