The National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin

An Oasis of Calm in the City

Welcome to Glasnevin

Located just three kilometres from Dublin City Centre, the National Botanic Gardens are an oasis of calm and beauty, and entry is free. A premier scientific institution, the gardens also contain the National Herbarium and several historic wrought iron glasshouses.

The National Botanic Gardens are noted for a fine plant collections holding over 15,000 plant species and cultivars from a variety of habitats from all around the world. The Gardens are also famous for the exquisitely restored and planted glasshouses, notably the Turner Curvilinear Range and the Great Palm House.

 The Garden Tearoom is open with limited seating and for takeaway food and drinks. The Glasshouses, Visitor Centre, and Herbarium Exhibition are now open again.

Open Daily

Glasnevin is open all year round, every day, except for Christmas Day.

The Gardens are free to enter and explore.


What’s On

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The primary role of the Gardens is as a scientific collection. As a consequence we do not allow dogs, picnics, bicycles, fishing, ball games, jogging or running, nor the playing of musical instruments or recorded music.