We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

National Botanic Gardens

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: National Botanic Gardens Botanic Road | Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-1-837-7596
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Guinness Storehouse and 48hrs Hop on-off 3 routes City Sightseeing Dublin Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,945 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1107
  • 375
    Very good
  • 44
  • 5
  • 4
Fantastic for a walk to admire the flora of Ireland

Went to the botanic gardens expecting to have a look and leave within 10 minutes but how wrong was I. We walked around and admired the different plant life and greenhouses and art... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Limerick, Ireland
Add Photo Write a Review

1,945 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 1,535: English reviews
Limerick, Ireland
Level Contributor
40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to the botanic gardens expecting to have a look and leave within 10 minutes but how wrong was I. We walked around and admired the different plant life and greenhouses and art installations. This place is definitely worth a visit if you enjoy walking

Thank LimerickGuy2014
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a great place to visit for either a walk or to enjoy the flower beds and rose garden. There are also some old glass houses with all types of tropical plants. It has a car park and the bus stops right at the gate so it's easy to access. The cafe serves lovely food so it's a good... More 

Thank DublinMad
Level Contributor
100 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

These are lovely gardens to visit. The planting is plentiful and the flowers lovely. I would highly recommend you spend time here walking round and enjoying the gardens.

Thank Pat D
County Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful collection of flowers during September- October time frame.easily accessible from dublin city centre.definitely a must see place for people who reside in dublin.

Thank Srinidhi82
Level Contributor
34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am biased because I grew up beside so it trigger nostalgic memories. The British always did a good Botanic Garden and this is a great amenity to have on the Northside. The Greenhouses are in better condition than they were in the 70s and 80s, There is a nice buffet style restaurant and it really a nice head clearer... More 

Thank Michael K
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are in Dublin try and make time to visit the National Botanical gardens in Glasnevin 3.5 approx from the city centre. Opening times 9-4.30 (5pm in Summer) No entrance fee for this little hidden gem.There is a car park which is costs one euro per hour. It is small and very little on road parking so if busy... More 

Thank GalwayBiddy
Level Contributor
29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am an avid gardener at home. I came across a list of "must-see" gardens in Dublin and this was at the top. I now know why. Although some of the conservatories needed some attention, overall, I truly enjoyed spending an afternoon here. I went late afternoon but plan to return next time earlier in the day. I will stop... More 

Thank MichiganDublinhart
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When we visited in May, the gardens were amazing. The vast grounds were covered with blooming flowers, trees, rivers, geese and so many other amazing sights. This is a wonderful free stop in Dublin if you want to see some nature not too far from the city!

Thank Brenna S
Level Contributor
32 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Maybe we were there at the wrong time of the year. But even inside the little glass conservatories, everything just seemed lifeless, most things were dead, and there was absolutely no color whatsoever to anything. We did not finish walking the grounds.

Thank Lisa R
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We walked through the gardens while we were visiting Dublin. We appreciated the labels on the beds and informational signs scattered throughout the park. They have everything from tropical plants to fruits and vegetable plants to native Irish vegetation. This garden is easily one of the best botanic gardens that I've ever visited.

Thank Elizabeth M

Travelers who viewed National Botanic Gardens also viewed

Dublin, County Dublin

Been to National Botanic Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of National Botanic Gardens and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question
Shropshire, United Kingdom
Dublin, Ireland
3 months ago
Chester, United Kingdom
over a year ago
Bristol, United Kingdom

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from National Botanic Gardens staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?