Belfast Botanical Gardens, Belfast

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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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  • August 20, 2017
    The trees, flowers and awesome specimens in the arbetoreum are really wonderful, the coleus collection is a show stopper, and the rose garden specimens could keep you busy all day. It is a relatively ...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    20 minutes walk from the center of the city, I advise you to go hang out in the garden (free entry), which is a haven of peace with lawns and benches among the multiple roses. You should also visit the magnificent tropical greenhouses, including the famous Palm House. Good visit!
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  • August 20, 2017
    Without a doubt, one of the essential places of Belfast. Grass and flowers create a beautiful picture of colors that contrasts with the white of the centenary greenhouse prevailing Botanical Garden located a few meters from the University. Place to walk around and go with wonderful corners.
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  • The jewel of botanic. the gardens are also adjacent to the museum. The tropical ravine will also be complete by Winter 2017. The gardens are always in a state of good repair, and become busier during the summer months. Easy access to the Stranmillis area of town too from multiple exits. If you have visited the rose garden, its well worth the look. Also the Palm house is accessible from the area close to the University.
  • My favourite park growing up. Still has a certain charm about it. Beautiful in summer.
  • Great place to take children or visitors on a dry day. There is the museum, botanical gardens and park. The tropical house is currently closed.
  • Lovely park. Need to get rid of the public drinking though. Really lowers the tone and can make it seem a little unsafe.
  • Brilliant gardens to walk around and enjoy the sun. Tropical ravine will reopen in winter 2017 and it is adjacent to the great Ulster museum.

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