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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.

Short contract position in Plant Molecular Genetics
June 9, 2016

The National Botanic Gardens is looking for a suitable candidate for a short research contract position in the DBN Plant Molecular Laboratory in the National Botanic Gardens. The position will involve working on projects related to population genetics, conservation and DNA barcoding. The candidate should have a PhD degree in a biological field or other relevant area and/or sufficient experience of DNA extraction, PCR, genotyping and DNA sequencing.
Check here for further details . . . .

Sackville Street Art Project
March 31, 2016
Of the 485 people who died during the Easter Rising, 262 were civilians. The Sackville Street Art Project has brought together people to build model houses to represent each of these civilians killed during that momentous week. Each model commemorates the lives of one of the victims, attempting to shed light on their lives or family. The brainchild of ceramic artist Ciara O’Keefe, the collection will be displayed in full for the first time at the National Botanic Gardens from the 8th April to 8th May.
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Latest calender of Events
February 21, 2016
We have a program of over 80 events planned for the next six months including exhibitions, talks, workshops and guided walks.
A special theme this year will be Feasting from Nature’s Plate, a celebration of edible plants in all their myriad forms. From March to October we are running a series of food-related workshops, themed walks, talks and special events at the National Botanic Gardens. Highlights will include a special evening event with a chef from Cornucopia restaurant. At our workshops you can discover how to grow salad plants, herbs and a wide range of fruit and vegetables. On the more exotic side, why not join some of our fascinating themed walks or talks and find out some quirky plant facts from our experts?
Check out our events page now . . . .

Images of Starlight
Tuesday 2nd to Sunday 21st February
An exhibition of Astronomical Images captured by amateur astronomers from all over Ireland will run from Tuesday 2nd - Sunday 21st February This is the first major photographic exhibition by Irish astronomers. The night sky has always fascinated people. Recent advances in digital photography have made the imaging of its splendours ever more accessible. This exhibition is a celebration of its wonders and beauty. It includes beautiful photographs taken from back gardens and scenic landscapes throughout the country.
Organised with the Irish Astronomical Society and the Irish Federation of Astronomical Societies.
Daily in the Gallery of the Visitor Centre
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