Welcome to the National Botanic Gardens
The National Botanic Gardens of Ireland are an oasis of calm and beauty, and entry is free. A premier scientific institution, the gardens contain important collections of plant species and cultivars from all over the world. The National Botanic Gardens in Dublin are located in Glasnevin, just three kilometres from Dublin City Centre, and are famous for the exquisitely restored historic glasshouses. The National Botanic Gardens in Wicklow are located in Kilmacurragh, where the milder climate, higher rainfall, and deeper, acidic soils of this historic Wicklow garden, provide a counterpoint to the collections at Glasnevin. The two gardens have been closely associated since 1854.
The National Botanic Gardens of Ireland are operated and managed by the Office of Public Works.
Car Parking facilities are available but during busy periods may be limited. In line with our principles of sustainability we encourage visitors, where possible to walk, cycle or use Dublin Bus.
Winter Opening Hours from Sunday 27 October 2019 to March 2020:
9am to 4.30pm weekdays
10am to 4.30pm Sat, Sun & Public Holidays
Summer Opening Hours:
9am to 5pm weekdays
10am to 6pm Sat, Sun & Public Holidays
Glasnevin: Monday – Saturday 11.30pm and 3.00pm
Sunday 12.00pm and 2.30pm
Kilmacurragh: 12pm and 3pm daily, April to mid-October
The Botanic Gardens Blog
Read the latest posts below, and click through to the full Blog for all news articles and updates.
This year we are delighted to once again host the Totally Terrific Tomato Festival, and share the remarkable story and sheer variety of this amazing fruit - last year's festival featured a World Record breaking 261 cultivars! This display runs in the Teak House...
Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow Duration: 24 months Location: National Botanic Gardens, Dublin, Ireland A research position is available immediately for a fixed term of 24 months on the DAFM funded project GENENET. The GENENET project aims to establish a gene...
This year we have more festive events than ever, including a two day Eco Craft Market, concerts, themed tours, and of course visits to Santa Claus. From the beginning of December our festive displays will be up - the giant wreaths and Christmas tree in the Visitor...