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National Botanic Gardens

National Botanic Gardens Botanic Road | Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland
+353 1 804 0300
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even in February a joy to spend time there

Easy to get to and free to get in, Friendly and helpful staff. Absolutely beautiful even in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Wokingham, United Kingdom
Warm place on a cold winters day

Went here as somewhere warm to go. Pleasantly surprised. The signs have some interesting facts... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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National Botanic Gardens Botanic Road | Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland
+353 1 804 0300
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Easy to get to and free to get in, Friendly and helpful staff. Absolutely beautiful even in February with hail stones;) the layout was great with lots of interesting things to see including the Viking house. Loved the cactus room

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here as somewhere warm to go. Pleasantly surprised. The signs have some interesting facts. There is a wide range of plants. Having visited Kew a lot most gardens don’t compare. This was as good on a smaller scale

Thank misscb2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This little bit of heaven is my back garden when I'm feeling a bit down this place puts you back on track beautiful gardens, glass houses and coffee shops and the staff are brilliant and the gardeners are masters of their craft we are so...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Irish beauty is on show at the National Botanic Gardens. Acres & acres of beautiful plants, flowers, trees & the greenhouses are spectacular!

Thank Cathy R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Gardens have a lovely café and a good place for a little walk or to spend the day looking at the beautiful art pieces. It is also a short walk away from a lovely pub which serves great dinner. The Gardens are a lovely...More

Thank rooneysorcha
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Up to now It is the best botanic garden that a I've even seen. Even that it was winter, the place is amazing. Animals and world trees with incredible greenhouses. Good for kids, families and lovers. It is a free touristic point, accessible via cemetery...More

Thank Erika M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit and the café does nice food and lovely cakes and coffee. The Tolka River runs alongside the Gardens and around by the Rose Garden. The lilly pond is based on Monet's famous painting. Art exhibitions are regularly held...More

Thank Diarmuid B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my time here, very peaceful and interesting place to go, it is more enjoyable if you book a tour because then you know what you are looking at.

Thank _edelryan78
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Situated in the heart of Glasnevin Village, The Botanic Gardens is an oasis of peace and tranquility. The gardens are well maintained and one gets a diffferent perspective of the gardens during each of the seasons. It's a great place for a quiet stroll while...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ran out of steam on your last day visiting Dublin? Sick and tired of booze, booze, booze? A stroll around the botanic gardens is a perfect way to spend a couple of hours; it is free of charge to visit and some beautiful tropical plants...More

Thank jayloEssex
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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.
20 July 2017|
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Response from Marina0071 | Reviewed this property |
Free! In Ireland, most of the things with a word "National" attached to it are free.
5 May 2017|
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Response from Wendy R | Reviewed this property |
No it is free entry, there are donation boxes though. There is a,small gift shop and a cafe with a good selection of food/drinks - reasonably priced. On a side note there is a lovely old cemetery behind the gardens and The... More