Welcome to the National Botanic Gardens

The National Botanic Gardens Glasnevin are currently open for Summer Hours, from 9.00am to 5.00pm on weekdays and 10am to 6.00pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and Bank Holidays.

The Gardens at Kilmacurragh are open 9am to 4.30pm daily.

The National Botanic Gardens of Ireland are an oasis of calm and beauty, and entry is free. A premier scientific institution, the Gardens contain important collections of plant species and cultivars from all over the world. The National Botanic Gardens in Dublin are located in Glasnevin, just three kilometres from Dublin City Centre, and are famous for the exquisitely restored historic glasshouses. The National Botanic Gardens in Wicklow are located in Kilmacurragh, where the milder climate, higher rainfall, and deeper, acidic soils of this historic Wicklow garden, provide a counterpoint to the collections at Glasnevin. The two gardens have been closely associated since 1854. The National Botanic Gardens of Ireland are operated and managed by the Office of Public Works.

Please note that the usual rules apply: no dogs (except guide dogs), no ball games, picnics, sports, bicycles, tricycles, scooters, skateboards, roller skates, micro-scooters, balance bikes and other vehicles (except wheelchairs).


Please click here for our calendar of events.

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Visitor Centre Reception

Please use the Visitor Centre phone number or email to enquire about all events, educational, or accessibility queries:
+353 1 804 0319 botanicgardens@opw.ie

The Botanic Gardens Blog

Read the latest posts below, and click through to the full Blog for all news articles and updates.

DigiHerb Project Manager Position

DigiHerb Project Manager Position

Position available on a NWE Interreg project DigiHerb Position: Project Manager Duration: 12 months Location: National Botanic Gardens, Dublin, Ireland A project manager position is available immediately for a fixed contract of 12 months on the NWE Interreg funded...

April’s Themed Tour: In the Shadow of Pines

April’s Themed Tour: In the Shadow of Pines

The pine trees of the Botanic Gardens have stood by us all winter long with their Olive green needles and peach coloured scaled bark, promising us that spring would arrive, now that it has we find that other plants grow comfortably beneath their boughs. So why not...

Kids’ Easter Drop By Activities

Kids’ Easter Drop By Activities

We are delighted to be starting back to our Kids' Drop by Activities in the Erasmus Children's Garden this Easter. Each week we will have a different activity to help you to become an expert gardener. Sow your own vegetable and flower seeds, play some nature games or...