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Last updated: June 9, 2015
The gardens are located south of Dublin in east county Wicklow, just 3km from the N11 road, between Wicklow town and Rathdrum.
If driving South from Dublin on the N11, you need to turn right at the roundabout which is c. 3km after junction 17 (Rathdrum, Rathnew, Wicklow) immediately south of Wicklow.
Go straight through the next roundabout (road number L1113).
Keep to the main route, and you will find the entrance on your left after 5 km.

If driving FROM the south on the N11, take the first left after Lil Doyles, a bit less than a kilometre further on, at The Tap pub. Drive c. 2 1/2 km to a T-junction and turn left. The arboretum is 300m on your left.

If driving from Rathdrum, leave the village on the R752, signposted as Deputys' Pass. After 4km turn right and after a further 2.5km you will come to a T-junction. Turn right and the arboretum is on your left after c. 1km.
GPS users
either use the Garmin loc8 system with this code: SLP-21-LP9
or input the following latitude 52.9341 and longitude -6.1529.
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Facilities: Car and Coach parking available, but note that the front entrance gates are currently too narrow for larger buses, toilets.

Address: Kilbride, Co. Wicklow

Telephone No: + 353 404 48844

Winter (October 27 to mid-Feb)
Mon-Sun 9:00-16:30
Summer (mid-Feb to October)
Mon-Sun 09:00-18:00
Closed Christmas Day
Useful Links:
National Botanic Gardens Home Page

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