Welcome to the National Botanic Gardens

The National Botanic Gardens Glasnevin are currently open for Winter Hours, from 9.30am to 4.30pm on weekdays and 10am to 4.30pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and Bank Holidays.

Summer hours at Glasnevin will be 9am—5:00pm weekdays and 10am—6:00pm Sat, Sun & Public 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

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National Tree Week at The National Botanic Gardens

National Tree Week at The National Botanic Gardens

Join us in celebrating National Tree Week at the National Botanic Gardens!   From Monday March 4th to Sunday March 10th, we have an exciting line-up of events planned: Monday, March 4th: Annual National Tree Week Lecture: "Trees" by Dr Matthew Jebb, Director of...

Plant Science Lecture Series

Plant Science Lecture Series

Wednesday 14th February, Education and Visitor Centre, 3pm How plants are named Matthew Jebb, Director National Botanic Gardens Ireland Plant naming goes back as far as our earliest ancestors, but it was the Swedish botanist, Carl Linnaeus, who was the first to put...