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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
Gairdíní na Lus - Television series on TG4
April 7, 2015
TG4 are to rebroadcast the six-part series Gairdíní na Lus starting on Thursday 8th May
2018 at 20:00.
Made by Midas productions, with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, the series explores behind the scenes at the Gardens,
from the potting sheds to the herbarium and laboratories. You will be able to follow the work of the gardeners in
the nurseries as well as in the public grounds. You will also discover the many roles the Gardens
play across the country, exploring and safeguarding our flora.
Latest calender of Event for 2018s
March 1, 2018
We have a program of over 40 events planned for the next six months including exhibitions,
talks, theatre, workshops, children's art classes and guided walks.
Check out our events page now . . . .
Science Week at the Gardens
November 13, 2017
RTÉ One will be broadcasting WEATHER LIVE from the National Botanic Gardens on Wednesday 15th, Thursday 16th and Friday 17th
from 7pm to 8pm.
Totally Terrific Tomato Festival at The Gardens
This landmark show will be broadcast live from the Teak House. A range of forecasting and weather science will be covered
as well live demonstrations of weather balloons, the Coriolus effect, cloud making and phenological observations.
One of Ireland's Weather buoys, that is taking a well earned rest from measuring 17m high waves,
will be on show at the Gardens all week. Presenter Kathryn Thomas will be joined each night by a
host of studio guests and Met Éireann forecasters,
amongst them Gerald Fleming, Evelyn Cusack and Joanna Donnelly.
September 6, 2017
Come and see the largest collection of Tomato cultivars ever assembled in Ireland. For just one week
we are hosting Killruddery House and Gardens collection of nearly 200 tomato varieties
Read more here ...