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National Botanic Gardens

National Botanic Gardens Botanic Road | Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland
+353 1 804 0319
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A Haven of Beauty and Wheel chair friendly

Spent a good chunk of a day touring the Botanic Gardens and the greenhouses. The grounds were well... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
suntan2007
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A day well spent

I visit the gardens every now an then. Lovely at all times of year, as the glasshouses provide... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
rachelokelly
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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 Curvilinear Range, designed by Richard Turner, and the Great Palm House, Ireland's only tropical rainforest. Outdoor features include the rose and rock gardens, double herbaceous borders, the pond and river walks, the organic fruit and vegetable garden and wild Ireland, the native conservation area. Guided tours of the Gardens all year round- Sundays at 12.00pm & 2.30pm, admission free. Monday-Saturday 11.30am & 3.00pm, €5 pp. Pre-booked tours by arrangement.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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National Botanic Gardens Botanic Road | Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Spent a good chunk of a day touring the Botanic Gardens and the greenhouses. The grounds were well kept and the pathways were smooth and wide enough to push our Dad in a wheelchair around without difficulty. The park is quite large, with winding pathways...More

Thank suntan2007
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I visit the gardens every now an then. Lovely at all times of year, as the glasshouses provide interest even when there are no flowers. The view from the cafe is nice for a coffee and chat, though it's a little over priced. The have...More

1  Thank rachelokelly
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We loved these gardens! Can’t believe this is free entry - one of the best things to do in Dublin. Their collection of Cacti is really impressive and the greenhouses are a lovely place to spend some time, whatever the weather. Would definitely recommend.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One of Dublin’s best free attractions. Ample parking, a coffee shop, restaurant and beautiful gardens. A real treat on a summers day. Combine it with a visit to Glasnevin cemetery which is accessed via a gate in the gardens.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

These are the only - free of admission - national botanic gardens in Europe! A breath-taking place to be. It is famous for its exquisitely restored historic glasshouses. There is a succulent corner, herb gardens, rose gardens, a rockery with small waterfall, a water Lilly...More

1  Thank MirandaHickey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Access to the gardens is free including into the glass houses. It is about 20 minutes in the bus from the town centre and it stops right outside the main entrance. This is a nicely laid out botanic gardens, with each space clearly identified and...More

2  Thank themapman61
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a Sunday and had a great visit. Bus drops practically on the doorstep from the centre of town and there are 2 cracking cafes. If the main one in the information centre is full nip round to the one on the courtyard near...More

1  Thank floppypuppy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the botanic gardens fot a walk. Hadnt been there in years. It hasnt changed much . The weather was nice . A big plus. Had a lovdly walk only thing is all the plants are in latin . Did notice one thing on...More

1  Thank Nick K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really impressed with the gardens and surroundings. Great place for stunning pictures. Enjoyed the calmness in this place. Perfect get away from the buzz of the city centre. Better yet, free of charge! :) Please keep this place tidy during your visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a nature lover and photographer, I was ecstatic to visit the botanic gardens. I was not aware how vast the ground are and was delighted to spend a few hours exploring while on vacation in Dublin. And best of all, admission is free! My...More

1  Thank LESLEY W
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LisDerri
19 June 2018|
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Response from cafegoer99 | Reviewed this property |
It’s €1 per hour 👍🏼
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LisDerri
19 June 2018|
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Response from Nick K | Reviewed this property |
car park beside the gardens. but if full go round to the grave diggers pub there is parking there or in glasnevin cemetry. as limited car parking in the gardens.
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SummertimeSun
27 January 2018|
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Response from dublindweller2015 | Reviewed this property |
March should be okay...not in full bloom but Spring will be here. Why not check out their we site and see if there is a free guided tour when you are here and / or an exhibition on.
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