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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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All reviews rose garden glasnevin cemetery tropical plants palm house viking house full bloom city centre free entry beautiful place to visit sunny day few hours lovely walk wander around spend an afternoon couple of hours greenhouse squirrels
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I always like to visit a city's Botanical Gardens and these didnt dissapoint! Despite still being winter, there is plenty of interest and the glass houses are great (and a welcome refuge from a sudden snow shower!). There are waterways and bridges, a lovely walled...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Cilybebyll
Reviewed 1 week ago

it is great place to go for a stroll or just to rest. Not too big, but also not too crowded. Well kept, locked for the night. Th only minus is not enough parking spaces around it. Recommend to go there when is warm.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pietrix79
Reviewed 1 week ago

Frequent every Autumn as they have displays.beautiful colours and grounds to walk around. Restaurant good too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Byrnturl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The National Botanic Gardens are as expect a bit outside of Dublin but very much worth to visit. On a sunny day you can nicely stroll through the Garden, visit the Victorian Glasshouses and the rose garden. Here you will also find a statue celebrating...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a lovely place to visit for some relaxed walking. A large variety of plants and flowers to see, all maintained well. Hugh plus that it's free.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank NJM1993
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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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.