National Botanic Gardens, Dublin

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 1,900+ 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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  • Beautiful walks thru wonderful garden, fantastic flowers and plants from all over the world. Great day for all the family. Make sure you bring raincoats in case of bad weather. 
  • A lot of small beautiful universe. I especially enjoyed the part "vegetable garden & Orchard". We have spent at least 3 hours.
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  • Visited with my Heritage class group, met with curator of the gardens which was great however our tour only covered one greenhouse and not much else. Previously explored the gardens and there is so mu...  read more »
  • One of the best places to visit if your in Dublin. 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.
  • Huge park filled with various flora and fauna. Hours of wandering. And free, can you knock it?
  • A place that can transport you to a lot of exotic places at once, I love visiting the botanical gardens as it is a great reminder of how beautiful nature can be when you live most you life in the city.
  • Beautiful place and full of intriguying information about plants and flowers. Visiting glasshouses is perfect activity for a rainy day. Bonus points for being free!
  • It is one of our favourite park in Dublin, during the year, excellent staffs , getting few tips & advice for my plants. It has a nice restaurant & coffee shop, good car park, the local bus on the door.
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