The National Botanic Gardens is noted for its fine plant collections holding over 15,000 plant species and cultivars from a variety of habitats from all around the world. Famous for its exquisitely restored and planted glasshouses, notably the Turner Curvilinear Range and the Great Palm House, both recipients of the Europa Nostra award for excellence in conservation architecture.
Visitors can enjoy such features as the Herbaceous borders, rose garden, the alpine yard, the pond area, rock garden and arboretum. Conservation plays an important role and Glasnevin is home to over 300 endangered plant species from around the world including 6 species, which are already extinct in the wild.
Free guided tours Sunday at 12.00 pm and 2.30 pm
Daily Guided Tours Monday to Saturday at 11.30 am and 3.00 pm – €5 per person
Pre-booked Guided Tours available for groups – €5 per person
Open every day except Christmas Day
WINTER opening hours (from second last Sunday of October to last Sunday in February)
Monday to Friday 9.00 am – 4.30 pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 10.00 am – 4.30 pm
SUMMER opening hours (first Sunday in March to last Sunday of October)
Monday to Friday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 10.00 am – 6.00 pm
Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9.
Tel: 01 8570909 and 01 8040300.
Car parking charge €2 for two hours. €2 per hour thereafter.