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“Beautiful Garden”

National Botanic Gardens
Ranked #12 of 545 things to do in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

Excellent way to spend a few hours, plenty of space and copious amounts of flowers, plants and trees. Worth a visit if your nearby.

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Reviewed 6 June 2014

The day we visited was rainy and dull but thanks to the magnificent Great Palm House and the other wonderful glass houses we could walk in the warmth and shelter while admiring the huge range of exotic plant life. When the rain stopped we enjoyed walking through the various gardens and beside the water. It happened that the Irish Red Cross were holding an event to celebrate an anniversary of their founding. We had the unexpected and very pleasant experience of a relaxing hand massage for the cost of a small donation. Such lovely people.

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Reviewed 2 June 2014

I found it very easy to reach the gardens using public transportation. There's a bus stop labeled "Botanic Gardens" which stops in the front. The gardens are free to the general public, and there's a nice little cafe and gift shop located on the grounds which have public bathrooms as well.

It's a very big garden with a variety of flora. There are several greenhouses which you can wander into. My favorite area was the vegetable and herb garden which was blooming wildly with flowers. There's also a mysterious tower viewable from many areas of the gardens, which I never discovered the name of.

The rose garden was partially blooming when we visited in late May, and I suspect it will be a riot of colors in early or mid June. As it was, we had a very romantic visit, and we enjoyed the gardens very much.

2  Thank Freemajo
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

The Botanic Gardens is a hidden gem, near city centre, well served by public transport. there are a wide variety of plants and flowers both indoor and outdoor and will take a couple of relaxed hours to get around.
The original purpose of the Gardens ( opened 1800 ) was to promote a scientific approach to the study of agriculture this was overtaken by the pursuit of botanical knowledge later, giving rise to a lot of foreign plants that would not survive the Irish climate, except for the greenhouses which are worth a look in themselves, being on display .And its free !!

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Reviewed 2 June 2014

Really we'll kept gardens and greenhouses, which in themselves are famous. May n June brilliant rose garden. REALLY WELL WORTH A VISIT!
They have a good restaurant...great food n nice botanical views...a tad pricey.
No charge to the gardens though.
Parking (paid) in car park just beside.

Thank Tony S
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