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
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.
Fellow tomato heads... this is a call to arms, or "a call to toms" for our Totally Terrific Tomato Festival display. If you can supply a variety that we don't have, please, let us know! Check the extensive list below. You can message organisers at...
In late June a plant sample came to the Foremen at the National Botanic Gardens for identification of a plant problem. On close examination small galls were identified on the leaves of Eucalyptus gunnii from a suburban garden in Dublin 6. The specimen was placed in a...
Levinge lost treasures – plant specimens which have survived fire and lay undocumented at Irelands National Herbarium
This blog focuses on the discovery of the wealth of Irish and Indian plant specimens collected by Henry (Harry) Corbyn Levinge (1828-1896) rediscovered in the Herbarium here at the National Botanic Gardens. Levinge grew up in Knock Drin Castle in County Westmeath. He...