St. Stephen’s Green is Ireland’s best-known Victorian Public Park and is adjacent to one of Dublin’s main shopping streets, Grafton Street. Covering 9 hectares the park has been maintained in the original Victorian layout, centred on a formal garden with plants providing spectacular colour from early spring to late Autumn.
Over 3.5km of pathways are accessible for all users. A large lake fed by an artificial waterfall is home to ducks and other water fowl.
One of the more unusual aspects of the park is a garden for the blind with scented plants, which can withstand handling and are labelled in Braille.
A number of sculptures are located throughout the garden. There is also a children’s playground and a bandstand where lunchtime concerts are performed during the summer.
Gardens open: Monday to Saturday 07.30
Sunday and Bank Holidays 09.30
Gardens close according to daylight hours
Gardens open Christmas Day 09.30 to 12.30
Parking: City Centre on-street pay & display
St. Stephen’s Green multi-storey carpark
Dublin City Centre, at the top of Grafton Street
Dublin 2, Ireland
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