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The National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin

  • 4.8

  • from 12052 Google reviews

About the garden

Stunning botanical gardens on the edge of Dublin, playing host to a huge variety of plants of both general and scientific interest.

Opening times

Second-last Sunday of October to last Sunday in February: Monday to Friday 09:00-16:30 Saturday and Sunday 10:00-16:30 (The Glasshouses close at 16:15) First Sunday in March to last Sunday of October: Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00 Saturday and Sunday 10:00-18:00

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Cafe or restaurant

No cafe or restaurant on site



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Google reviews

  • 4.8

  • from 12052 Google reviews

Therese O'Reilly

6 months ago


I love visiting the National Botanical Gardens. Such wonderful variety of trees, shrubs, plants and flowers. Their tour offerings are excellent. I always learn something new. Have lovely memories of going into the cactus warm rooms to read a little on a cold day. You can easily walk through to visit Glasnevin Cemetery from here too. I highly recommend for a day out on your own, with friends or family.

Quentin Vaucelle-Auzel

a month ago


Amazing free guided tour with Joseph! It was a really enjoyable experience during a sunny day in winter. We booked the free daily guided tour on Eventbrite. Joseph was a very good narrator and you get to touch and smell the plants. Very well suited for children especially if you have the opportunity to go through the Viking house. Highly recommended for a family tour.

Vicky Carroll

2 weeks ago


Always an enjoyable visitor experience. The squirrels were very popular with our grandson. Great opportunity to race around, chasing them and failing to capture any of them! The Winter gardens still give of their best. The mistletoe covered trees and the tiny buds on the roses. Signs of Spring ... or is that just wishful thinking? The Mandarin Duck was in residence. Welcome to Dublin, you lovely, exotic creature. See you all in the real Spring.

Anthony Falola

4 months ago


The botanical Garden is a place to be as the greens and sculpture makes the environment so beautiful and picturesque. Wasn't able to tour the facility completely within two hours so I recommend going early as the bell rings by 6pm. You can sit and talk with family& friends however picnics aren't allowed as this helps keep the garden clean. The glass houses are currently kept on lock due to the pandemic. Will revisit.

Michael Dulberg

9 months ago


We love coming here. You can wander around for hours. The kids love going between all the trees and bushes. Tip- bring nuts to feed the many many squirrels- they come right up to you and eat off your hand! There is a nice coffee shop close by and also inside the Garden itself.

Contact the garden

+353 1 804 0300

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