Visiting the Gardens
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Located just 3 km from Dublin city centre, the National Botanic Gardens are an oasis of calm and beauty, and entry is free.
A premier scientific institution, the gardens also contain the National Herbarium and several historic
wrought iron glasshouses.
NEWS FROM THE GARDENS
Exhibition: Kilmacurragh Through the artistís eye
Friday 8th to Tuesday 26th August
An exhibition showing the work of six leading artists who have been inspired by the gardens and plant collections of Kilmacurragh will be on show
at the Visitor Centre for the next 3 weeks.
A Viking House and Garden
The exhibition commemorates the outbreak of the Great War, which had such a profound effect upon the
Open 9am to 5pm weekdays, 10am to 6 pm at weekends. Free entry.
March 17, 2014
Construction of the Viking House has begun at the National Botanic Gardens. The house will be a faithful replica
of similar buildings excavated at Wood Quay and Fishamble Street in the late 1980s. The house will represent a typical Dublin house
and its associated garden of 1000 years ago. Eoin Donnelly has harvested oak, ash and hazel for the project, and will be overseeing
the building works over the next 2 months.
Keep up to date with building progress over the next 3 weeks . . .
Watch progress of the build here (Daily updates!). . .