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.
http://opw.ie/en/latestnews/articleheading,39822,en.html The OPW currently has a vacancy for Curator at the National Botanic Gardens. The National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin is Ireland’s leading botanical and horticultural institution, which cultivates a comprehensive...
Herbarium in Focus, a free exhibition in Ireland’s National Herbarium at the National Botanic Gardens was officially opened on Thursday 3rd October 2019 by Office of Public Works (OPW) Commissioner, John McMahon. The purpose of the exhibition is to showcase the key...
Ever thought of working at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin or Kilmacurragh? Now is your opportunity to apply for seasonal guide jobs! For details and to apply go to the Office of Public Works website.