National Botanic Gardens

These colourful gardens cover a total area of 19.5 hectares, part of which is the natural flood plain of the river Tolka.

Location

Glasnevin, Dublin

History

These colourful gardens cover a total area of 19.5 hectares, part of which is the natural flood plain of the river Tolka. The gardens contain a large plant collection which includes approximately 20,000 species and cultivars. There are four ranges of glasshouses including the recently restored Curvilinear Range. Notable features include herbaceous displays, rose garden, rockery, vegetable garden, arboretum, extensive shrub borders and wall plants. Gardens are accessible for people with disabilities but there are some steep gradients. The new Education & Visitor Centre is fully accessible for people with disabilities.

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Admission

No Admission Fees

Information

Leaflets: Yes Guided Tours: Yes Audio Visual: Yes Exhibition: Yes

Opening Times

Summer Sun 11:00-18:00
Summer Mon - Sat 09:00-18:00
Winter Sun 11:00-16:30
Winter Mon - Sat 10:00-16:30
Glasshouses are closed 12:45 - 14:00 each day unless otherwise posted. Some glasshouses are opened at lunchtime.

Visit Length

1hr 30mins

Facilities

Restaurant: Yes Car Park: Yes Coach Park: Yes Disabled Access: Yes

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