National Botanic Gardens, Dublin

4.7
#4 of 54 in Parks in Dublin
Garden · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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. Plan to visit National Botanic Gardens and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Dublin attractions using our Dublin trip itinerary builder website.
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  • Lovely for a break of green and fresh air. Such a shame the exotic glass houses have to close to the public for the time being (social distancing would be impossible). But still a lovely family trip.....  more »
  • We recently found ourselves in Dublin for an afternoon and because of the Covid pandemic we wanted to avoid the shops. We decided to go to the National Botan Gardens - it was the best decision we...  more »
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  • Excellent day out. Amazing gardens and glasshouses. Excellent cafe/restaurant very well priced and excellent quality. Even though the restaurant was full to capacity service was still excellent. The cheesecake is first class and a very generous portion. Parking on site also reasonably priced at about €2 per hour. Would highly recommend.
  • A lovely free place to spend a sunny day. Or hang out in one of the greenhouses when it rains! I love the carnivorous plants. The guided tour was great and the tour guide looked like John Hammond from Jurassic Park.
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