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vert bar 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

Sheep-Eating plant blooming at the gardens NOW!!
May 25, 2017

Puya berteroniana

We are delighted to announce the blooming of one of the most handsome plants in our collection. Puya berteroniana (aka. the Sheep-eating plant) has begun flowering in the Curvilinear House and will last through to the first week of June.
But it is unfurling fast as you will see on these photographs taken this week...
Visit to the Gardens by HRH The Prince of Wales
May 12, 2017

HRH The Prince of Wales
On Friday morning we were delighted to welcome His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to the National Botanic Gardens.
As Patron of Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), the Prince of Wales has a special interest in the work of Botanic Gardens around the world.
He took the opportunity to call into the gardens between official visits during the Royal Visit to Ireland.
HRH The Prince of Wales
Ecological Genetics Group: 61st Annual Meeting
April 4-6, 2017

Ecological Genetics Group

The 61st Meeting of the Ecological Genetics Group (EGG) will be held at the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland between the 4th and 6th of April, 2017. This will be the first time that EGG has been held outside the UK, and we look forward to welcoming them to Dublin.
The EGG conference gathers together researchers and practitioners interested in utilising genetics to increase our understanding of ecology. The keynote seminar will be presented by Prof Sean Graham (Department of Botany at the University of British Columbia), and Prof Ian Montgomery (Queen’s University Belfast) will present an overview of our knowledge of the effects of the glaciation on the flora and fauna of Ireland.
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