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Guided Tour: Plant Palaces – Garden Glasshouses

February 21 @ 2.00pm - 3.00pm

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Guided Tour: Plant Palaces – Garden Glasshouses

Since the 16th century, fascination with tropical plant species and how to grow them in our climate lead some of the finest minds in Europe to create suitable structures to house and conserve them.

In the 19th century plants from almost every continent on the planet were brought to Britain and Ireland and the palaces we built to house those plants reached the pinnacle of engineering and architectural achievement of the time.

Join us for this tour to discover the history and development of the glasshouses here at Glasnevin and discover some of the remarkable plants that are sheltered in these constructed environments.


This tour slot is intended for individuals and couples, families and friends etc.

For group bookings, please contact the Visitor Centre directly at botanicgardens@opw.ie or 01 8040319.

Tours will take place with a minimum of 2 people.

Children under 12 go free.

Unable to Attend? Please Cancel

• by cancelling your reservation here on Eventbrite – or

• by phoning us during opening hours at (01) 804 0319 or (01) 857 0909.

You’ll free a space for someone else to attend.

Where to Meet

Meet in front of the Visitor Centre, outside the Café. Your guide, wearing an identifiable name badge, will meet you there


OPW National Botanic Gardens of Ireland
National Botanic Gardens
Dublin, D09VY63 Ireland
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