Botanic Gardens

Botanic Gardens, Belfast: Hours, Address, Botanic Gardens Reviews: 4.5/5

Botanic Gardens
4.5
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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Heather M
Luton, UK5 contributions
Solo
The Botanic Garden is a beautiful place if you just want to escape all the hustle and bustle of the city. Especially if you get a beautiful say to walk around and see all the beautiful flowers. Unfortunately, the summer houses are shut due to Covid but that doesn't stop you from enjoying the beautiful outdoor flowers. With so many places to explore and the Ulster Museum just next door. You can kill two birds with one stone especially if you're got the kids with you or if it starts to rain.
Written September 13, 2021
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HarrytheWestie
Belfast, UK150 contributions
Had a tour of the Palm House and Tropical Ravine. The lady who took it was extremely knowledgable and obviously loved her job. It is well worth a trip even without a tour. The restoration of the Ravine is fabulous. The Gardens themselves are beautifully kept with a huge variety of trees and plants.
Written February 18, 2020
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Becky W
Hastings, UK172 contributions
Couples
The gardens are quite small but they're nice to walk around and the two greenhouses are free to the public. There are lots of lovely plants inside and in the tropical house there are lots of information boards. It's definitely worth a visit in Belfast as it's out of the city centre and very peaceful.
Written February 18, 2020
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Akkers1
London, UK818 contributions
We noticed the botanical gardens when we were going round on the hop on and off tour bus so decided to get off and have a look.
We were glad we did and easily forgot that we were in the city centre when we wandered round here. Everywhere was clean and litter free, the flower beds were well kept with spring flowers daffodils, hyacinths, and tulips etc. There was a very pretty camelia and lots of different types of trees. I should imagine that it is even prettier there in the summer months when the roses are out in bloom.
I would have liked to have gone in the palm house, but it was closed when we were there, but we did get to go in the tropical ravine which was quite interesting.
I would certainly go back there again if I visited the city.
Written April 20, 2022
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Phil H
Brighton, UK380 contributions
Family
Belfast Botanic Gardens provides a beautiful green space in a nice part of the city. If you're a lover of (or just interested in) tropical plants and especially succulents, the Palm House is a must-see, but the rest of the gardens are lovely, too, very well-maintained and clean. The tropical ravine (covered in a separate review) is also here, as is the Ulster Museum, with the lovely buildings of Queens University just around the corner.
Written July 28, 2022
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GingerPostie
Anglesey, UK232 contributions
Family
Quite simply, a beautifully maintained park, whether you want to go for a run, enjoy a picnic lunch, play with your children or just enjoy the flora.
There are 2 Hot Houses within in the grounds that you can have a look in, one a stunning Victorian style greenhouse full of weird and wonderful plant life, the other a lovely red brick greenhouse with a touch of the jungle within. Both have free entry.
The gardens itself are beautiful, it’s clear that a lot of time and money is spent keeping them so.
There is also a great play park for younger children to one side of the park.
It’s well worth a quick wander around, even if just quickly while passing by.
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Written April 19, 2022
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Andydjp
Stotfold, UK583 contributions
The gardens are a short walk from the University and are worth a visit. There are a few glass houses to visit as well as the large area of the gardens. We found it very peaceful despite being busy with people. Worth a visit.
Written July 10, 2022
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Rachel Jo & George
London, UK10 contributions
Lovely gardens, free to enter - smell amazing. Great space to wander around and get away from the city, have a coffee on a bench. Unfortunately the palm house was shut due to covid-19 but it is an impressive structure to look at. Free parking at the Stranmills Road car park a short 15 minute walk away
Written July 29, 2021
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MG-51
Glasgow, UK166 contributions
Friends
Lovely place to visit and wander round.
Queens Quarter in general is fab.
Gardens really are beautiful although the rose gardens are currently closed which was a shame. So too are all the inside areas. Still enjoyed our visit and would definitely recommend.
Written September 11, 2021
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Thomas.traveller
Sligo, Ireland60 contributions
Family
A Beautiful and well maintained garden in the middle of Belfast with roses, perennials, shrubs, trees and so much more.FREE ENTRY.

Lovely to walk around and relax in. Unfortunately the tropical greenhouses are closed due to covid last few months.

Rose garden is beautiful when in full bloom. The palm house is super and has a range of different plants that live there all year round .A great spot to chill with friends in the better weather & close to botanic shops.

A large panoramic wheel offers a birds eye view of Belfast within the grounds,great entertainment for children and an ice shop located near to the wheel.

TIP:Make sure to check and pick a dry & sunny day to get the most out of it.
Also plan to visit Ulster museum as both are in same grounds.
Written August 3, 2021
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