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Explore Ireland's Wonderful Heritage
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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

Festival of Curiosity events at the NBG
Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th July

For the last weekend of July we are running a Festival of Curiosity at the Gardens. As well as self-guided tours for children, we have a Saturday guided tour and a day of 'Physics in the Gardens' on Sunday...
Plant Partners
From Thursday 23rd July

Plant Partners Explore the many remarkable ways animals use plants for their survival. Pick up your free trail at the Education & Visitor Centre and embark on a self-guided discovery of the natural world.




Guided Walk: Scent-sational - A story of perfume and pollinators
Saturday 25th July

Scent-sational A heady tour of the most fragrant summer flowers including a brief history of perfume, from the rose to the oakmoss lichen, which is valued in perfumery as a fixative base. Plants do not produce their scent just for our pleasure, but to entice pollinators and give chemical warning signals. Join us and find out how plants use scent to exploit animals to their advantage.

Time: 2.30pm. €5 per person.
Meet at the Education & Visitor Centre
Physics in the Gardens
Sunday 26th July

Phsics in the Garden Physics Busking, is a national initiative to promote awareness and engagement by the Irish public with science, technology, engineering and mathematics. In partnership with the Institute of Physics and Dublin City University they will be bringing fun for all the family to the Gardens.
Be amazed by demonstrations of Archimedes Law of Forces shown with a tug of war, Bernoulli’s Law for Fluid Flow with giant windbags, Faraday’s Law of Induction shown with a simple motor, vortex blower, musical straws, windmills and rockets and much, much more.
Spend a couple of minutes and “Make n Take” a simple musical instrument and other toys. You can download lots of science videos and booklets from www.scienceonstage.ie. For further information see www.physicsbusking.ie
Time: 12.00 – 5.00pm
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