The National Botanic Gardens have a programme of events for National Science Week.
One of Ireland’s moored weather buoys will be with us all week. Standing 4m tall and weighing 3.5 tonnes (right) these buoys are vital sentinels to offshore weather conditions measuring waves of up to 17.2m (on 9th December 2007 off Donegal).

On Wednesday (15th Nov) we have a Science Week Lecture: Floral Fire in Iceland given by Gary Mentanko of our guide staff. Gary travelled to Iceland earlier this year and will tell us about this rugged and expansive country and the plants he saw. Time: 3.00pm, Visitor Centre.

On Wednesday (15th), Thursday (16th) and Friday (17th) night we will be streaming WEATHER LIVE from the Teak House at 7 to 8pm on RTÉ One. The show will be presented by Kathryn Thomas along with studio guests and the Met Éireann forecasters, Gerald Fleming, Evelyn Cusack and Joanna Donnelly. The show will explore the scince behind weather forecasting with a series of science experts and reports streamed live from around the country.

On Thursday (16th) The exhibition Another Bite of the Cherry: Graphic Studio Dublin opens. More than fifty artists from Ireland, the UK, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Israel, New Zealand and Sweden have responded to the magnificence of the Gardens, exploring aspects of the landscape, flora and spectacular glasshouses. In the evening we will have a lecture from Rob Brett, about the RHS garden at Hyde Hall of which he is Curator. Time: 8.00pm, Visitor Centre.