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
Gairdíní na Lus - Television series on TG4
April 7, 2015
TG4 are to rebroadcast the six-part series Gairdíní na Lus from Thursday 23 April
2015 at 20:00 and again from Friday 24 April 2015 at 14:30.
Andy Murray's Bonsai Display
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.
You can get a taste of the programe from this youtube clip.
Thursday 17th March to 27th April 2015
Once again Andrew Murray has brought his Bonsai collection to the gardens for the spring. This fantastic
collection of nearly 100 trees is a delight to our visitors each year as the trees change rapidly with
their fresh leaves, blossoms and seemingly ancient and gnarled trunks.
Daily in the Teak House.
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Thursday 12th February to 28th February 2015
An exhibition of watercolours and sketches by Roisin Murphy R.I.A.I. of the glasshouses of the National Botanic Gardens,
Glasnevin, with particular attention to the work of the master iron founder Richard Turner (1798-1881). Turner was highly
sought after for his works with wrought and cast iron and glass. He is responsible for the now iconic Curvilinear Range of
glasshouses in Glasnevin as well as the glasshouses elsewhere.
Daily in the Gallery Space, Visitor Centre
in the upstairs Gallery of the Visitor Centre.