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National Botanic Gardens


Ireland’s premier botanican and horticultural establishment - a rewarding and attractive place for gardeners and non-gardeners alike.

Botanic Road
Dublin 9
Dublin City
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Tel: +353 1 804 0300

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National Botanic Gardens

Opening Months: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Opening Days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Opening Hours: from 9am all year, closes 6pm in Summer, 4.30pm Winter (mid Nov-mid Feb)
Admission Charge: FREE
  • Appointment Only
  • Admission Charge

These extensive gardens on the north of Dublin city contain an important plant collection which includes approximately 20,000 species and cultivars. Features worth travelling for include include some stunning herbaceous displays, rose garden, rockery, vegetable garden, arboretum, extensive shrub borders and wall plants.

The four ranges of glasshouses include the recently restored Victorian Curvilinear Range.

There is a restaurant but it does not always match the standard of the gardens; the lovely Andersons Food Hall & Café nearby at The Rise, Glasnevin (Tel: 01 837 8394) offers wholesome food.

Best time of year to visit:

Gardens Strengths

Glass Houses

Groups & Tours

  • Groups Accepted
  • Groups Need Appointments
  • Accept Only Groups
  • Guided Tours

Tour Days:

Tour Times

Free Guided Tours every Sunday at 12.00 pm and 2.30 pm.



Pre-booked Guided Tours available for groups. Cost: €2 per person.

National Botanic Gardens - Dublin Ireland
National Botanic Gardens - Dublin Ireland
National Botanic Gardens - Dublin Ireland
National Botanic Gardens - Dublin Ireland
National Botanic Gardens - Dublin Ireland
National Botanic Gardens - Dublin Ireland
National Botanic Gardens - Dublin Ireland
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3.5km north from centre of Dublin, off Botanic Road.

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