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National Botanic Gardens

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Ireland's premier garden is a green oasis situated in the leafy suburb of Glasnevin, not far from Dublin city centre. It is just under 50 acres in size and home to over 17,000 different plant species. Famous for its Victorian glasshouses: the...more
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National Botanic Gardens Botanic Road | Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland
+353 1 804 0319
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I visited the Botanic Gardens as it was only a short 15 minute walk from the hotel I was staying at. The entry into the gardens is free which is great, there are lots of plants to look at and the gardens are very big...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely relaxing spot amid the hustle and bustle of a busy city. Walk or sit amongst the myriad of specimen trees , shrubs , plants , flowers and the rose garden . Admire the iconic glass houses and marvel at the tropical plants contained within...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

So many happy memories of the Botanic Gardens Glasnevin,a must see when you visit Dublin,the flowers,the trees,the rose garden,the walks,the birds,the River Tolka, I still go back every year.

Thank 813deirdre
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful exotic trees and plants from all over the world. Glasnevin cemetery is beside it and also worth a look around.

Thank Brendan G
Reviewed 1 week ago

After taking tour of cemetary use gate between to access this fine garden .Allow 1-2 hrs to see hot houses and sculptures and gallery before they lock gates.

Thank him b
Reviewed 1 week ago

Slightly north of the city, the Botanic Gardens are a lovely space for children to explore. At Halloween they have a pumpkin carving competition that is a must do.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite simply a lovely place to walk around and collect your thoughts. A large range of plants from all around the world arranged in and out of hot/cool houses. Could easily spend all day sitting on the greens doing nothing.

Thank richMasterFlex
Reviewed 1 week ago

Exhibition of sculpture running for a few weeks - sculptures amongst the plants and lawns make it a super place to visit, enhancing the gardens and displays.

Thank Vee M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely walk as always in the botanic gardens and got to see the sculptures on display inside and all around the gardens,superb well worth a visit,very interesting

Thank Suzanne S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A surprise was the range of plants found here and also found in our home area of North Carolina. Take the time to stroll around. A way out from city center, but accessible with the Leap Visitor Card or by taxi.

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Karla V
25 August 2018|
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Response from Malcolm W | Reviewed this property |
No charge! An area of piece and quiet, combine it with a visit to Glasnevin Cemetery and the Gravediggers Pub(try their Irish version of Tapas)
24 June 2018|
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Response from noelg933 | Reviewed this property |
You can wander around on your own. Tours are available but not necessary
18 June 2018|
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Response from Ken B | Reviewed this property |
Apologies for delay in answering your query but parking is ridiculously cheap at 2euros for a couple of hrs its just to stop people parking and for free and getting a bus to the city.