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    What you'll do

    Lose yourself in the lushness of Ireland's principal botanic garden, complete with beautiful glasshouses, manicured gardens, and an arboretum.  

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    • With your pass, you'll receive a complimentary guidebook worth €6.
    • Your pass also gives you access to many more attractions in Dublin, so don't forget to check them out



    The National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin is one of Dublin's most visited tourist attractions, with its exquisitely restored Victorian conservatories, its intricately planted herbaceous borders, and its large number of different plant species, it is the perfect day out for the whole family.

    What to Expect at the Botanical Garden in Dublin

    Located a short walk from Dublin city center you can leave the hustle and escape into an oasis of calm and tranquility. Visitors can have a relaxing day walking around the beautiful rose garden, the alpine yard, the pond area, the rock garden and arboretum plus experience Palm House and the Curvilinear Range's stunning exterior and interior. Seasonal events are also held at the gardens such as botanical art and photography exhibitions, flower shows plus lectures, tours and activities for kids, ideal for the whole family.

    National Botanical Garden in Dublin Highlights

    The Glasshouses

    The gardens are home to a series of architecturally stunning glasshouses created by Richard Turner, that date back from 1843 to 1869. These Victorian masterpieces have become one of the most spoken about elements of the garden due to their architectural importance, each containing computer-controlled climates replicating the different environments around the world. The houses include the restored curvilinear range, the large Palm House, Alpine House and the complex for the succulents, tropical water plants and ferns.

    Rose Garden

    Head across the Tolka river and have a quiet and peaceful walk around the beautifully scented Rose Garden - the spectacular circular garden has been growing roses since 1795. While wandering you can also have a look for the armillary type sundial placed within the garden, it's a rose lover's haven.

    Seasonal events

    If you'd like to get more interactive and involved in activities then there are great exhibitions, shows, tours and arts and crafts clubs that you and your family can take part in.

    National Botanic Gardens cafeteria

    Once you've explored the gardens it will be time for some refreshments and a well earnt sit down, so sit back, relax and enjoy a nice cup of tea and some lunch.

    Did you know

    • The botanical gardens were founded in 1795 by the Dubin Society and are now in state ownership through the Office of Public Works.
    • It holds a staggering 20,000 living plants and millions of dried plant specimens, including over 300 endangered plant species.
    • It is one of the most visited attractions in Dublin
    • Public lectures, activities for children plus art and crafts exhibitions are held at the gardens, making it a perfect day out for the whole family

    Experience National Botanic Gardens and many other attractions with the All Inclusive Pass.

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    Know before you go

    Getting in: simply show your pass in the Gardens' retail outlet for entry. 

    For more information visit the National Botanic Gardens website.

    Where you'll be

    National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, D09 VY63, Dublin, IE

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    Operating hours

    Monday - Friday: 9AM - 5PM
    Saturday - Sunday: 10AM - 6PM

    National Botanic Gardens

    + 353 1 804 0300

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