The National Botanic Gardens is noted for its fine plant collections holding over 15,000 plant species and cultivars from a variety of habitats from all around the world. Famous for its exquisitely restored and planted glasshouses, notably the Turner Curvilinear Range and the Great Palm House, both recipients of the Europa Nostra award for excellence in conservation architecture. Visitors can enjoy such features as the Herbaceous borders, rose garden, the alpine yard, the pond area, rock garden and arboretum. Conservation plays an important role in the life of the botanic garden and Glasnevin is home to over 300 endangered plant species from around the world including 6 species, which are already extinct in the wild.
Winter (Mid-Oct to Late-Feb) Mon to Fri 09:00–16:30, Sat/Sun/B/Hols 10:00–16:30
Summer (Early-Mar to Mid-Oct) Mon to Fri 09:00–17:00, Sat/Sun/B/Hols 10:00–18:00
Admission Prices 2018:
Guided Tours daily Mon to Sat 11:30 & 15:00 €5.00 pp
Prebooked Guided Tours available for groups.
Free Guided Tours on Sundays at 12:00 & 14:30
Visitor Centre, Exhibition Gallery, Garden Tea Rooms and Courtyard Tea Rooms.
Limited paid parking available.
3.5km north from centre of Dublin
Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland
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