National Botanical Gardens

The National Botanic Gardens of Ireland are a free-to-enter haven of tranquility and beauty open to the public. The Gardens, a leading scientific institution, are home to significant collections of plant species and cultivars from all corners of the globe. Kilmacurragh is the location of the National Botanic Gardens in Wicklow.

Today, the park is well-liked by locals, students, and guests alike, and it serves as an important location for various activities, including concerts, festivals, and other gatherings. It is an invitation to you to learn more about the fascinating past of this one-of-a-kind facility, its live collections, the extensive range of educational and research activities that take place here.

Things to do at the National Botanic Garden:

  • The National Botanic Gardens is renowned for the excellent plant collections that are kept there:

These gardens are located just three kilometers from the heart of Dublin. They provide a home for more than 15,000 different plant species and cultivars, which originate from a wide range of ecosystems worldwide. It is home to our collection of native Irish species and a selection of exotic species that thrive in chilly to temperate climates. In addition, a significant collection of species is found in turloughs, temporary waterbodies that form over karst limestone and are nearly entirely exclusive to Ireland.

  • Nature lovers will love the setup of glasshouses for maximized aesthetics:

A collection of historically significant glasshouses meticulously rehabilitated and landscaped stands out as the most impressive feature of the gardens. The most renowned of them are Richard Turner's Curvilinear Range and the Great Palm House, both of which have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to the field of conservation architecture and have won awards for their work.

  • See how every species is given a chance to thrive and flourish:

Conservation is an essential part of the operation of the gardens, and Glasnevin is home to more than 300 plant species at risk of extinction in their natural habitats; six are already extinct. The primary objective is to create a network of seed banks across Europe, develop standardized standards for the collecting, curation, and storing wild seeds, and offer information on the various techniques taken by genebanks.

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    1 hour 30 minutes

Address of National Botanical Gardens

Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland

Opening & Closing time of National Botanical Gardens

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