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Located just 3 km from Dublin city centre, the National Botanic Gardens are an oasis of
calm and beauty, and entry is free.
A premier scientific institution, the gardens also contain the National Herbarium and several historic
wrought iron glasshouses.
NEWS FROM THE GARDENS
October 16, 2017
For the arrival of Storm Ophelia a red weather warning has been implemented, so we
have taken the precaution of closing the Gardens. With sincere apologies to our friends and visitors.
Decorated Pumpkin Competition
October 13, 2017
This is the 9th year for the Pumpkin Competition.
Bring your decorated pumpkin to the National Botanic Gardens, on Saturday 21st October 2017 between 10am and 4pm.
Pumpkins should only be decorated on the external skin, we will not accept pumpkins which are cut into or carved,
as they will decay rapidly. The exhibition will be on display
in the teak house for one week only. There will be a prizes awarded to the most imaginative entry in various age groups.
Download the entry form here.
Latest calender of Events
October 4, 2017
We have a program of over 40 events planned for the next five months including exhibitions,
talks, workshops and guided walks.
Totally Terrific Tomato Festival at The Gardens
We will be hosting two events in conjunction with the Dublin Book Festival (2-9 November)
as well as an event to mark the first National Harp Day (11 November).
Check out our events page now . . . .
September 6, 2017
Come and see the largest collection of Tomato cultivars ever assembled in Ireland. For just one week
we are hosting Killruddery House and Gardens collection of nearly 200 tomato varieties
A Rare Find - Green-flowered Helleborine
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August 25, 2017
A significant find in Ireland's botanical world is a huge population of green flowered helleborine
in County Kildare. First observed in 2015, the population comprises over 500 individuals.
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