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.

Winter Opening Hours:

9am to 4.30pm weekdays
10am to 4.30pm Sat, Sun & Public Holidays

Summer Opening Hours from Sunday 3rd March 2019:

9am to 5pm weekdays
10am to 6pm Sat, Sun & Public Holidays

Tours:

Monday – Saturday 11.30pm and 3.00pm
Sunday 12.00pm and 2.30pm

Click here for further details on tours in Glasnevin. Tours in Kilmacurragh are available during the summer season; click here for more.

What’s On

Browse the latest below, or see the full calendar at this link.
Download the current events brochure here – NBG Events March – September 2019

Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – May 6 @ 5:00 pm
10:00 am
The National Botanic Gardens are delighted to present an exhibition of work by esteemed Irish artist Thomas Ryan PPRHA. Ryan has both painted and been associated with the Gardens for many years. For this exhibition,[...]
7:45 pm
Given by Brian Burke of BirdWatch Ireland, a description of the management and study of the Roseate Tern Colony on Rockabill Island, Co. Dublin. Time: 7.45pm at the Education & Visitor Centre Organised with Birdwatch[...]
Apr 27 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
2:30 pm
Throughout the ages certain flowers and plants have intrigued and often obsessed humans. From orchidelirium to tulip mania, many of these preoccupations even have their own names. Hear tales of Victorian plant hunters in our[...]
National Botanic Gardens of Ireland
Apr 27 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
2:30 pm
Throughout the ages certain flowers and plants have intrigued and often obsessed humans. From orchidelirium to tulip mania, many of these preoccupations even have their own names. Hear tales of Victorian plant hunters in our[...]
National Botanic Gardens
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
11:00 am
Sundays 14, 21 & 28 and Tuesdays 16 & 23 April Join us for fun spring time garden activities in the dedicated Children’s Erasmus Education Garden! Check out our Facebook page to find out the week’s activity in advance.[...]
5:00 pm
Weather Live is back! The Teak House in Glasnevin will play host to Kathryn Thomas and some familiar faces from Met Eireann as we continue the conversation on one our favourite topics – the weather. With[...]
5:00 pm
Weather Live is back! The Teak House in Glasnevin will play host to Kathryn Thomas and some familiar faces from Met Eireann as we continue the conversation on one our favourite topics – the weather. With[...]
5:00 pm
Weather Live is back! The Teak House in Glasnevin will play host to Kathryn Thomas and some familiar faces from Met Eireann as we continue the conversation on one our favourite topics – the weather. With[...]

The Botanic Gardens Blog

Read the latest posts below, and click through to the full Blog for all news articles and updates.

Positions Advertised at the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland

Three positions have been advertised in the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland. See https://www.publicjobs.ie/en/ for details and application forms. The closing date for applications is 3pm, 25th April 2019. Botanist (Grade III), National Botanic Gardens Glasnevin...

The National Botanic Gardens of Ireland, Glasnevin

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The National Botanic Gardens of Ireland, Kilmacurragh

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