National Botanic Gardens, Dublin

(4.8/5 based on 2,000+ reviews on the web)
National Botanic Gardens is noted for housing several architecturally significant glasshouses and a national herbarium. This all-weather attraction contains outdoor displays, featuring walled and kitchen gardens, as well as indoor exhibit areas dedicated to both native and exotic plants. Inside the curvilinear glasshouses, designed by famed glasshouse builder Richard Turner, you can see a series of digitally controlled plant habitats replicating different natural environments from around the world. The gardens also display a historically important collection of orchids, grown as part of a renowned breeding program that dates back to 1844. National Botanic Gardens is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Dublin Edition.
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TripAdvisor
  • Have been in quite a few Botanic Gardens worldwide and I think this is one of the best. But then maybe I am biased as I am a Dubliner. There is something of interest at all times during the year from ...  more »
  • Wish I had been here in Spring or summer. Delightful gardens with magnificent greenhouses. Good seeing the exotic plants but think when the flowers are out it would be a treat to visit. 
  • This is a superbly maintained public botanic gardens with a wide range of species outdoors and in large greenhouses. Also there is a good snack restaurant/cafe while you are there. Also the Glasnevin ...  more »
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  • Free entry and no doubt that this is the best botanic garden in Ireland. Lovely and beautiful environment and variety of plants and flowers. U can learn a lot of interesting knowledge of different plants. Well worth to visit. It will make a great day out.
  • Lovely for a stroll about inside and out for a couple of hours, just wish there was more parking! Or at least a 'carpark full' sign before you turn in and get stuck on a narrow laneway.
  • Beautiful gardens. Tremendous variety of plants, shrubs and trees. Quiet and calming. Entirely free.
  • Great day out. Went on a sunny dry day and spent hours just walking around. Only problem is getting a place to park as carpark is tiny for a place that can get busy. You may have to wait a bit (10-15 mins) for a space to become available.
  • Free entry, parking €2. Recommend getting there early if you plan on parking on-site, especially on a sunny day. Beautiful, well-kept gardens throughout. Demonstration gardens and various plantings are worth visiting throughout the year as they come in and out of bloom.