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).
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Visitor Centre Reception
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The Botanic Gardens Blog
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Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents The Secret Garden at the National Botanic Gardens Glasnevin
On Monday 26th June at 7.00pm Chapterhouse Theatre Company will present an outdoor performance of The Secret Garden at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin. Join young Mary Lennox on her journey of discovery as she travels to her uncle’s house deep in the Yorkshire...
Phenology – Spring Watch Trail
From hazel Corylus avellana, to oak Quercus robur to blackthorn Prunus spinosa, studying the growth of leaves, flowers and fruit through the seasons from bud burst in spring to leaf fall in autumn can tell us a lot about how our climate is changing. The study of these...
Guided Tour with ISL Interpreter
On Saurday 1 April at 2.00pm we will explore our living collections including seasonal highlights with an expert guide and an ISL...