Free Entry to The National Botanic Garden plus Dublin Pass visitors receive a Guidebook

National Botanic Gardens

  • National Botanic Gardens
  • National Botanic Gardens
  • National Botanic Gardens

Dublin Pass Benefits:

Free Entry to The National Botanic Garden plus Dublin Pass visitors recieve a Guidebook
Normal Price: €6.00

The National Botanic Garden in Glasnevin is one of Dublins most visited tourist attractions, with it's exquisitely restored Victorian conservatories, it's intricately planted herbaceous borders and it's large number of different plant species, it is the perfect day out for the whole family.

Located a short walk from Dublin city centre you can leave the hustle and escape into an oasis of calm and tranquility. Visitors can have a relaxing day walking around the beautiful rose garden, the alpine yard, the pond area, the rock garden and arboretum plus experience Palm House and the Curvilinear Range's stunning exterior and interior. Seasonal events are also held at the gardens such as botanical art and photography exhibitions, flower shows plus lectures, tours and activities for kids, ideal for the whole family.

Daily Guided Tours: Monday to Saturday at 11.30 and 15.30 - €5 per person.
Free Guided Tours every Sunday at 12.00 and 14.30.


  • The Palm House and Curvilinear Range Victorian Glasshouses
  • National Botanic Gardens Cafeteria
  • Rock and Garden Arboretum
  • The Alpine Yard
  • Rose Garden


Did you know:

- The gardens were founded in 1795 by the Dubin Society and are now in state ownership through the Office of Public Works.

- It holds a staggering 20,000 living plants and millions of dried plant specimens, including over 300 endangered plant species.

- It is one of the most visited attractions in Dublin

- Public lectures, activities for children plus art and crafts exhibitions are held at the gardens, making it a perfect day out for the whole family

Things to see:

The Glasshouses

The gardens are home to a series of architecturally stunning glasshouses created by Richard Turner, that date back from 1843 to 1869. These Victorian masterpieces have become one of the most spoken about elements of the garden due to their architectual importance, each containing computer controlled climates replicating the different environments around the world. The houses include the restored curvilinear range, the large Palm House, Alpine House and the complex for the succulents, tropical water plants and ferns.

Rose Garden

Head across the Tolka river and have a quiet and peaceful walk around the beautifuly scented Rose Garden - the spectacular circular garden has been growing roses since 1795. While wandering you can also have a look for the armillary type sundial placed within the garden, it's a rose lovers haven.

Seasonal Events

If you'd like to get more interactive and involved in activities then there are great exhibitions, shows, tours and arts and crafts clubs that you and your family can take part in.

National Botanic Gardens Cafeteria

Once you've explored the gardens it will be time for some refreshments and a well earnt sit down, so sit back, relax and enjoy a nice cup of tea and some lunch

How to get there:

Bus: 4, 9 or 83

By foot: 3 minute walk from the City centre: leave Dublin via the Drumcondra road (N1) and turn left at Botanic Avenue, just before crossing the river Tolka. At end of Botanic Avenue turn left at T-junction


Summer (4 March - 28 October)
Monday 09.00 - 17.00
Tuesday 09.00 - 17.00
Wednesday 09.00 - 17.00
Thursday 09.00 - 17.00
Friday 09.00 - 17.00
Saturday 10.00 - 18.00
Sunday 10.00 - 18.00
Winter (29 October - 24 February 2019)
Monday 09.00 - 16.30
Tuesday 09.00 - 16.30
Wednesday 09.00 - 16.30
Thursday 09.00 - 16.30
Friday 09.00 - 16.30
Saturday 10.00 - 16.30
Sunday 10.00 - 16.30

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National Botanic Gardens , Glasnevin , Dublin 9 , D09 VY63


+ 353 1 804 0300