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.

Sculpture in Context 2023

Sculpture in Context 2023

Sculpture in Context is the largest sculpture exhibition in Ireland. Showcasing sculpture for over 35 years, this annual event is organised by Sculpture in Context, an artist-led organisation, in association with the Office of Public Works and the National Botanic...

Autumn Heritage Series: Plant Hunters Tour

Autumn Heritage Series: Plant Hunters Tour

Discover amazing stories of adventure, determination and endeavour as we reveal the tales of the plant hunters! Autumn Heritage Series: Plant Hunters Tour In the post-medieval period access to the wider world becomes easier and the thirst for botanical knowledge...

The Garden of Shadows

The Garden of Shadows

Installation by Jony Easterby 14 Sep 2023  until  — 24 Sep 2023 Step into Dublin’s Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin to a world where art and nature converge, as you explore a series of immersive sound and light installations. This experience celebrates the beauty and...