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The National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, are open every day, all year round, except for Christmas Day.

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 both Glasnevin and Kilmacurragh are open every day throughout the year, except 25 December (Christmas Day). There is no admission fee to walk and explore.

Winter hours at Glasnevin will commence Monday 9th November. They will be 9am—4:30pm weekdays and 10am—4:30pm Sat, Sun & Public Holidays.

The Garden Tearoom is open, with seating and for takeaways. The cemetery gate is open. The Glasshouses, Visitor Centre, and Herbarium & Library are all open to the public.

Click here for more information on guided tours.

Winter Opening Hours

9am – 4:30pm Weekdays
10am – 4:30pm Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays

Summer Opening Hours

9am – 5pm Weekdays
10am – 6pm Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays

Christmas Opening Hours

The National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, is closed Christmas Day.


The Heritage Card

Get free admission to all fee-paying OPW Heritage Sites in Ireland for one year from the date of first use with the Heritage Card! Heritage Cards are available from the ticket desk in most OPW Heritage Sites and represent great value: in Dublin, for example, you can get free entry to Dublin Castle, Kilmainham Gaol, or Casino Marino with the Heritage Card. To see a full list of OPW Heritage Sites in Dublin and around the country, please click here.

At the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, entry is free for all but guided tours usually require a paid ticket. Holders of the Heritage Card may access these guided tours for free on production of a valid Heritage Card.

The Heritage Card costs as follows:

Adult €40
Senior (60+) €30
Student (valid student ID required) €10.00
Child (12-17) €10
Family (max. 2 adults & 5 children) €90

Click here for more information on the OPW Heritage Card.

School Bookings

School visits are offered free of charge, however, advance booking is required. To arrange a school visit or to enquire about our workshops and other educational sessions, please contact us.

To find out more about our education programme or to see what education resource packs we offer, please click here.

General Group Bookings

Advance booking for groups of more than ten people is required. Please contact us to enquire about group rates or to make a booking.