Visiting the Gardens
THE LIVING COLLECTIONS
GSPC Focal Page
SEARCH the SITE
Teagasc College of Amenity
Explore Ireland's Wonderful Heritage
OPW Heritage Card
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
Totally Terrific Tomato Festival at The Gardens
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
Read more here ...
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.
Sheep-Eating plant blooming at the gardens NOW!!
Read more here ...
May 25, 2017
We are delighted to announce the blooming of one of the most handsome plants in our collection.
Puya berteroniana (aka. the Sheep-eating plant) has begun flowering in the Curvilinear House
and will last through to the first week of June.
Visit to the Gardens by HRH The Prince of Wales
But it is unfurling fast as you will see on these photographs taken this week...
May 12, 2017
On Friday morning we were delighted to welcome His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to the
National Botanic Gardens.
As Patron of Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), the
Prince of Wales has a special interest in the work of Botanic Gardens around the world.
the opportunity to call into the gardens between official visits during the Royal Visit to Ireland.
Ecological Genetics Group: 61st Annual Meeting
April 4-6, 2017
The 61st Meeting of the
Ecological Genetics Group (EGG) will be held at the National Botanic
Gardens of Ireland between the 4th and 6th of April, 2017. This will be the first time that
EGG has been held outside the UK, and we look forward to welcoming them to Dublin.
The EGG conference gathers together researchers and practitioners interested in utilising
genetics to increase our understanding of ecology.
The keynote seminar will be presented by Prof Sean Graham (Department of Botany at the University
of British Columbia), and Prof Ian Montgomery (Queen’s University Belfast) will present an
overview of our knowledge of the effects of the glaciation on the flora and fauna of Ireland.