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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  • Great place to spend free time with the family or friends.There is nice restaurant so you can enjoy your time and have nice lunch or coffee  more »
  • Great place for a walk with kids or a small picnic. All attractions are free but require a lot of walking and if it is raining- there is a coffee shop.  more »
  • It was one of the most wonderful and impactful experiences I've had in my stay by dublin and nominate for all meet
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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.