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 Daily, Year-Round
See website for opening hours
Dublin City Centre, at the top of Grafton Street
Dublin 2, Ireland
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