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Belfast Botanical Gardens, Belfast

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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4.4/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web
Belfast Botanical Gardens combines history with nature. Open since 1828, the gardens hold many exotic tree species and plant collections from the southern hemisphere. It is home to the Palm House conservatory and the Tropical Ravine. Completed in 1852, Palm House is one of the oldest and finest cast-iron and glass greenhouses. It boasts an impressive array of plant species, including an Australian lily that finally bloomed after a 23-year wait. Tropical Ravine contains what are thought to be some of the oldest seed plants in the world, as well as banana, cinnamon, and orchid plants. The gardens contain giant bird feeders, a rose garden, an alpine garden, mature trees, flower beds, and sculptures. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Belfast Botanical Gardens by using our Belfast trip builder.
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  • The Botanic Gardens area was bigger then expected, and we had a wonderful walk through the garden on our way to the Ulster Museum. This place was well taken care of. 
  • The botanical is not very big, but the greenhouses are superb. The greenhouse itself, and all the plants found in it. You could spend an hour or a little more and it is very accessible.
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  • Loved walking around the gardens. The Palm House was amazing! Great place to come and relax in the sun. 
  • Really pretty. relaxing and spacious green area in Belfast. Definitely worth a visit if not to admire the scenery then just to relax. Lots to see and do for kids as well as adults.
  • Beautiful park - even on a gray day. It's a great place to sit and read a book. Be sure to visit the conservatory.
  • Belfast’s Botanic Gardens make for a nice and relaxing walk near the campus of Queen’s. The gardens aren’t immense, but have a few different zones which are memorable like the rose garden and especially the greenhouse. The greenhouse is definitely worth a visit with beautiful architecture and more than a few interesting plants. The grounds can be walked even at a moderate pace in about 30 minutes but are a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. The area can be a little seedy with a decent number of homeless folks.
  • Nice area in the city center. Great place to spend a sunny afternoon in. Rather small, but with distinct areas. Has a small greenhouse as well. The Ulster Museum is located in it for a nice afternoon combo. Visited in the summer and seemed to filled with people and was very lively wit a great atmosphere.
  • I always considered the Botanic Gardens in Belfast to be a bit like the People’s Park in Limerick but with an interesting old glasshouse that is not in the best of condition. The People’s Park in Limerick includes a beautiful victorian fountain and an identical fountain was located in the Belfast Botanic Gardens but it is now located in Victoria Square at the centre of Belfast.
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