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National Botanic Gardens

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Address: National Botanic Gardens Botanic Road | Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland
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+353 1 804 0300
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website has wrong info but grounds are beautiful

We arrived at 4pm on Sunday but were really disappointed when we were made leave at 4.30pm - the website says it is open until 6pm However the grounds are beautiful

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Dunlavin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived at 4pm on Sunday but were really disappointed when we were made leave at 4.30pm - the website says it is open until 6pm However the grounds are beautiful

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you need to get out of the city, definitely come here. The Glasnevin (sp?) Cemetery is right next to it as well, fortunately. The greenhouses were very impressive with the many flowers and plants. The grounds were beautiful. The cafes were ridiculously busy (on a Sunday).

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Thank TravelLove717
Inverness
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is clearly a very popular place with the locals. Almost no tables available for lunch. Choice of hot and cold.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there in my birthday and I was quite suprised how wonderfull place it is.I been in some botanic Gardens but first time I really enjoyed.Its beautiful and I think quite large with interesting collections of so many plants and trees.Definetly be back when have free time.Must be must See if visiting Dublin.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been in quite a few Botanic Gardens worldwide and I think this is one of the best. But then maybe I am biased as I am a Dubliner. There is something of interest at all times during the year from herbaceous borders, beautiful trees and interesting greenhouses. There is also great restaurant with lovely food and in September an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wish I had been here in Spring or summer. Delightful gardens with magnificent greenhouses. Good seeing the exotic plants but think when the flowers are out it would be a treat to visit.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a superbly maintained public botanic gardens with a wide range of species outdoors and in large greenhouses. Also there is a good snack restaurant/cafe while you are there. Also the Glasnevin Cemetery museum is within walking distance. It is free of charge to enter and has cheap parking on site.

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you have time you must visit this little gem its peaceful and quiet and beautiful glass house with banana trees and apples and flowers, go to the coffee shop the cakes are delicious

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Dublin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some of the most beautiful old glass houses I've seen in a botanical garden, and that includes Kew. Displays are well-cared for and the grounds are peaceful and inviting, even on a busy Sunday. Well worth visiting.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The garden itself can be a bit below par. Looks like it suffers from lack of resources and the staff cutback legacy of Ireland's austerity post crash. Visit mid-Spring or start of Summer for best floral displays The cafe is excellent -lovely space and great selection of food. I have called in here for a coffee stop and also for... More 

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