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National Botanic Gardens

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Ireland's premier garden is a green oasis situated in the leafy suburb of Glasnevin, not far from Dublin city centre. It is just under 50 acres in size and home to over 17,000 different plant species. Famous for its Victorian glasshouses: the...more
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National Botanic Gardens Botanic Road | Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland
+353 1 804 0319
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I just came from a wonderful vacation in Dublin, Ireland. We spent half a day at the National Botnical Garden. It was the most amazing experience . We felt right in the middle of the tropical forest. The Garden has a wide...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Zorro56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were out on one of our daily adventures and almost walked past this place thinking it was nothing ..We spent o much time enjoying the beauty of this place and all of the lovely plants and flowers in bloom in the Spring. Flowering tress...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank happymeOregon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely for a leisurely stroll, see the birds, squirrels, etc. Visit the hot houses too and learn about the tropical plants. I had my wedding pictures taken there, fantastic. Be sure to look for the huge Weeping Willow. Lovely in October too for the Halloween...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lynn D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beautiful and well maintained facility is outside of the city centre but well worth while taking a trip to. A good place to “get in touch with nature” in an educational and interesting way.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank northants90
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Gardens is a great escape from the Boom boom of City life , this is life at your own pace discovering the greenery and plants and fauna and all sorts of beautiful colourful things .Enjoy the easy quietness of one of Dublin"s best kept...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Nailer61
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just wanted soup and bread which were both excellent. Being half term it was very busy but there were two ladies who seemed to know a quieter area so we followed them to what used to be the staff canteen and was now a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went a couple of weeks back with family. The place is really well looked after, with no litter at all. Beautiful flowers and trees and the pavillions are lovely with the specialised plants in each one. Beautiful in autumn and in summer.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cocohernaez
Reviewed 6 November 2018

These amazing gardens are massive; expect to need at least 2 hours if you're doing it on the run! Beautiful landscaping, lovely rows of wetlands, woods and wonderful gardens make this an absolute MUST see in Dublin.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Catherine T
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Great few hours of fresh air and running around for the kids, the colours of all the trees and plants is just gorgeous. Free entry and they have a really nice cafe

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 990edelq
Reviewed 6 November 2018

I've visited this place several times and every visit was worth. I highly recommend the visit during the summer time of course. There is a nice cafe with a varied menu good price, good food. difficult to find free parking around.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Karla V
25 August 2018|
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Response from Malcolm W | Reviewed this property |
No charge! An area of piece and quiet, combine it with a visit to Glasnevin Cemetery and the Gravediggers Pub(try their Irish version of Tapas)
24 June 2018|
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Response from noelg933 | Reviewed this property |
You can wander around on your own. Tours are available but not necessary
18 June 2018|
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Response from P7525JEkenb | Reviewed this property |
Apologies for delay in answering your query but parking is ridiculously cheap at 2euros for a couple of hrs its just to stop people parking and for free and getting a bus to the city.