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National Botanic Gardens

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Ireland's premier garden is a green oasis situated in the leafy suburb of Glasnevin, not far from Dublin city centre. It is just under 50 acres in size and home to over 17,000 different plant species. Famous for its Victorian glasshouses: the...more
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National Botanic Gardens Botanic Road | Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland
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All reviews rose garden glasnevin cemetery tropical plants palm house viking house full bloom city centre free entry beautiful place to visit sunny day few hours lovely walk wander around spend an afternoon couple of hours greenhouse squirrels
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I like this calm and beautiful place. It's an amazing feeling to read a book here with a cup tasty coffee. Of course, there are a lot of wonderful exhibitions to see also. Totally recommend.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This garden in the suburbs of north Dublin is a wonderland of plants and exotic species from faraway places. Great for a stroll through or perhaps even a lunchtime visit to the coffee shop situated near the entrance. It is free entrance which makes it...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank alankeogh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well looked after park. (as any in the British Islands) You can easily spend two hours there. Really enjoyed the couple hours spent.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Imre11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One can get the hop on hop off bus which takes you to the gardens and one can walk down to the cemetery where there are some interesting head tombs.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Miriam R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the Botanic Gardens, especially the glasshouses. It really is like being on a different continent. The outdoor gardens are well worth a walk, too.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SingleSupplement
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This garden dates from when people were in a zoological frenzy. The world of plants was being discovered in the Victorian era and new horizons were being opened daily on the ecological front. These gardens are a treasure. Visit them, support them, and tell your...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed walking around the botanic garden and seeing the interesting plants. This place is a lovely, peaceful escape from the city. An easy bus ride from the city center.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

This place is one of the best free days out in Ireland. Victorian glass houses , a rose garden and access to the amazing Glasnevin Cemetery. There's a nice café but this is an ideal picnic place.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed December 4, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I just came from a wonderful vacation in Dublin, Ireland. We spent half a day at the National Botnical Garden. It was the most amazing experience . We felt right in the middle of the tropical forest. The Garden has a wide...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 27, 2018

We were out on one of our daily adventures and almost walked past this place thinking it was nothing ..We spent o much time enjoying the beauty of this place and all of the lovely plants and flowers in bloom in the Spring. Flowering tress...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Karla V
August 25, 2018|
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Response from Malcolm W | Reviewed this property |
No charge! An area of piece and quiet, combine it with a visit to Glasnevin Cemetery and the Gravediggers Pub(try their Irish version of Tapas)
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erikalustig04
June 24, 2018|
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Response from noelg933 | Reviewed this property |
You can wander around on your own. Tours are available but not necessary
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LisDerri
June 18, 2018|
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Response from P7525JEkenb | Reviewed this property |
Apologies for delay in answering your query but parking is ridiculously cheap at 2euros for a couple of hrs its just to stop people parking and for free and getting a bus to the city.
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Lauren S
Atlanta, Georgia
Restaurant Recommendations (19 Replies)
Visiting Dublin in the Spring. Would love some restaurant recommendations for: Breakfast (1-8 euros pp) Lunch (5-10 euros pp) Dinner (10-20 euros pp) Unique Snacks/Desserts Our itinerary includes Phoenix Park, National Botanic Gardens, Trinity College & Library, Aviva Stadium, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Guinness Storehouse Tour, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and hotel near Haymarket Station, so it would be even better if you could suggest restaurants near those places. ...More
January 28, 2013|
Response fromIrishFan|
Holyrood and Haymarket are in Edinburgh, Scotland!
notyouraveragedame
Wisconsin
Thoughts on this Midlands/west itinerary? (4 Replies)
A friend and I are taking our first trip to Ireland in a week. We'll only be there about 8 days. We'll be flying into Dublin and are thinking about making our way to the west coast and back to Dublin again. Our tentative plan is as follows. We would greatly appreciate any insight from those of you who know the area. Our goal is to see what we can without rushing from one place to the next. We intended to only schedule a couple of things per day so we have time for exploring and side trips if...More
June 08, 2008|
Response fromClauds|
Just a few comments. Day 1: Land in Dublin in the a.m. Drive north to Meath. Visit one or more of Newgrange, Monasterboice, and the Hill of Tara. Stay in Meath. Don't you think you might be tired after your flight and in need of rest before setting out on doing some sightseeing? If not, then fine! Day 2: Finish exploring Meath before heading west to Westmeath to visit the Tullynary Distillary. Stay in Westmeath. I have never heard of "Tullynary Distillery"... Do you by any chance mean the...More
justavegangirl
Phoenix, Arizona
Help planning 2 day itinerary (10 Replies)
My boyfriend and I will be in Dublin May 31-June 3. We are planning for a day trip on the 2nd, so have 2 days to explore the city. We will be arriving from the US at 7:25 in the morning on Sunday the 31st. We are staying on Capel street north of the river. The must see sites on our list are: Trinity College/Book of Kells, Kilmainham Gaol, Chester Beatty Library, Guinness Storehouse and St Patrick's or Christ Church Cathedral. Some other sites we are considering are the Glasnevin Cemetary...More
April 29, 2015|
Response fromdubfam|
Hi KassidyB Just be aware that Monday 1st June is a Bank Holiday and afaik The Chester Beatty Library will be closed. Glasnevin and the Botanic Gardens will be open. After the Botanic Gardens you should pop into The Gravediggers pub, its very close and worth the visit. tripadvisor.ie/Restaurant_Review-g186605-d15…