Visiting the Gardens
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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
Graphic Art Studio Dublin present:
November 14, 2013
An exhibition of 100 aspects of the National Botanic Gardens, executed by 100 artists
in limited editions of 100 prints. All the prints are for sale at the remarkable price
of just €100.
Open Daily from 9.00am to 4.30pm (from 10am on Saturdays and Sundays). Free entry
Friday 15th November – Thursday 5th December
Decorated Pumpkin Competition
October 14, 2013
This is the 5th year for the Pumpkin Competition.
Bring your decorated pumpkin to the National Botanic Gardens, on 19th October 2013 between 10am and 5pm.
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.
Events for October to March 2014
Download the entry form here.
4 October 2013
The Gardens has a number of events lined up for the autumn, including the
Graphic Art Studio Exhibition opening on the 15th November.
Sculpture in Context 2013
A monthly lecture series on Wednesday afternoons entitled The birds and the bees will cover the sometimes extraordinary lives of birds, bees, bats, butterflies and flowers.
In January we will begin a second series of fortnightly lectures on the Hidden treasures of the National Botanic Gardens. This will be an opportunity to
hear about the collections and work done behind the scenes in the library, herbarium, museum and art collections of the Gardens.
View the full events schedule here . . .
13 September 2013
The exhibition features the work of 150 leading Irish and international artists
The National Botanic Gardens is delighted to host the annual Sculpture In Context
exhibition, now in its twelth year at the gardens from Thursday 5th September to Friday 18th of October.
Sculpture In Context is the largest outdoor Sculpture exhibition held in Ireland.
The sculptures are the work of over one hundred and fifty Irish and international artists. This year we have
Saturday tours at 3pm with the artists, giving
visitors a unique opportunity to gain an insight into some of Ireland’s most exciting contemporary art...
The Herbarium Museum
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27 May 2013
The National Botanic Gardens holds a remarkable museum of plant products and artefacts. The museum
was first assembled over a 100 years ago, and was transferred to the Botanic Gardens in 1970.
Ethnobotanist Ariane Factor, an intern working on the curation of the collections, has recently
assembled over 100 of these objects, providing the first virtual glimpse of this
View the museum here . . .