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National Botanic Gardens

Botanic Road | Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland
353-1-837-7596
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Ranked #7 of 281 attractions in Dublin
Type: Gardens
Activities: Walking
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Henderson, Nevada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

A short cab ride north of Dublin, these gardens are very nice. Lots to see and very well marked. There's also a fine restaurant that is frequented by many locals for its good food and modest prices.

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Dublin, Ireland
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23 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

With easy access from Dublin City centre, the Botanic Gardens are one of the Irish Nation's showpieces. It's exceptional curvilinear glasshouses, fairly recently restored, are elegant and spectacular and are of international importance. Over 200 years since it's foundation, it has an extensive and exotic range of plants, trees, flowers and shrubs which have been collected from all over the... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

The National Botanic Gardens is a gem close to the city centre and accessible quite easily for the north side of the city. There are hundreds of species of plants and trees in both outdoor locations and large old glass houses. On the day we visited the weather was warm and sunny which added to the tranquil stroll around the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The garden has a selection of plants and areas for relaxation and walks very pleasant,also has a restaurant and a cafe, you need few hours to appreciate it

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Dublin
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26 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

After spending the morning in Glesnevin cemetery, and lunch in the neighbouring gravediggers pub, I sauntered into the Botanic Gardens. What a great place to spend walking around looking at the vast amount of plants and flowers ... and it’s FREE!

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Botanic gardens are one of my favourite places to visit over the years over the seasons and while the art exhibition has been on even better. Each year I am greeted with beautiful pieces of sculpture, artwork, clever designs which are picked from a selection to exhibit amongst the plants and flowers here - a bonus!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic.. Great place to visit 3yr old had a great day! Only drawbacks were the aggressive park attendant ushering everyone out at closing time and the warm drinks fridge in the resteraunt.

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Limerick, Ireland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Imagine this is free of charge - a stroll around here is like a little slice of heaven ! there are so many plants/trees/flowers & areas to sit & reflect. The staff that maintain the place are very helpful & friendly.

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Brunei
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Entrance in free into the garden and it's is not that far from the city (depend on your definition of far). There are a lot of flowers to see, best to come in Spring time to see the rhododendron in bloom, for a pest (so i was told) they are beautiful. In summer the rose is in full bloom and... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Spent a lovely day in the botanical gardens. Entrance is free which I was very impressed with and the grounds are so well kept and quite extensive given how close to the city centre it is. Also the greenhouses are worth checking out on their own!!

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