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National Botanic Gardens

National Botanic Gardens Botanic Road | Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland
+353 1 804 0300
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If you fashion touring the famous botanical gardens of the world (Brooklyn, Royal/Kew, New York... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Worthwhile even in bad weather

Don't let the slightly peripheral location of the gardens deter you from going, they are easily... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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

If you fashion touring the famous botanical gardens of the world (Brooklyn, Royal/Kew, New York, Longwood....etc.), the scale of Ireland's National Botanic Garden might be a bit small. But there is a tremendous amount of beauty planted in this small package. It is a short...More

Thank WWKelly
Reviewed 5 days ago

Don't let the slightly peripheral location of the gardens deter you from going, they are easily combined with a visit to the neighbouring Glasnevin cemetery and museum, as well as the popular pub John Kavanagh. My visit happened to be on a frosty November day...More

Thank gracehoppin
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place serves as a centre for horticultural research and training, including the breeding of many prized orchids. Entrance is free and it's really really nice when you go in the right season and you can see the flowers. I did go off season as...More

Thank Avi A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a bit of peace and quiet, the Botanic Gardens are a good place to go to. It is free to walk around and the flowers and plant are beautiful.

Thank Wendyy_brink
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I took a morning walk to the gardens. There is no admission charged. I did buy a map of the grounds which was so helpful in exploring all the different areas. The area that I enjoyed the most was the native Ireland section The Botanical...More

Thank QueenMimi
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

You will appreciate this great gem by just going there. Had not been here for many a year and was delighted to have made a recent trip. It has some wonderful exotic fruits and tropical plants which you can enjoy by taking the tree line...More

Thank KevinR0057
Reviewed 10 December 2017

I always loved Botanic Gardens in Dublin, but the new addition of "Sculpture in context" elevates the experience even further. It's like a game of hide and seek, where you keep on discovering new sculptures behind every corner, hidden amongst the trees or in the...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2017

A lovely green space with lots of interesting plant species, old buildings, and walk ways. the rose garden is beautiful in the summer and there are squirrels aplenty for some added amusement. Great for a family or just a walk with friends.

Thank George R
Reviewed 6 December 2017

I spent most of the day and I didn't get to see everything. This is a beautiful botanic garden. The greenhouses are spectacular and the outside gardens are nice, even in December. You could most of the day just walking the grounds. Also, stop for...More

Thank kilhill
Reviewed 6 December 2017

If you love flowers & beautiful trees, this is the place to visit, it is fabulous, so many little paths to explore

Thank Margaret D
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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
11 November 2016|
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Response from jennifer e | Reviewed this property |
I am not certain as we visited the garden in September. I think it would be lovely anytime of year!