Water Shortages and the Hosepipe Ban

Water Shortages and the Hosepipe Ban

Water shortages are affecting us all following the recent drought. Following the hose-pipe ban, we are committed to leading by example. We will continue to care for our plants using watering cans, with a focus on important conservation collections. We do use our own...
Events Programme Now Available!

Events Programme Now Available!

We are delighted to announce that the programme of events until next February is now available to download. Click here to access your digital copy. From exhibitions to themed tours, guided walks to children’s workshops, there is something for everyone going on...
Science Week 2017

Science Week 2017

  The National Botanic Gardens have a programme of events for National Science Week. One of Ireland’s moored weather buoys will be with us all week. Standing 4m tall and weighing 3.5 tonnes (right) these buoys are vital sentinels to offshore weather conditions...
Totally Terrific Tomato Festival 2017

Totally Terrific Tomato Festival 2017

  For this week the National Botanic Gardens is hosting the largest collection of Tomato cultivars ever assembled in Ireland. The Totally Terrific Tomato Festival takes place at Killruddery House and Gardens each year in September. This year 203 cultivars went on...
A Rare Find: Green-Flowered Helleborine

A Rare Find: Green-Flowered Helleborine

The National Botanic Gardens are pleased to announce a significant find in Ireland’s botanical world. The green flowered helleborine (Epipactis phyllanthes) is a rare Irish orchid confined to little more than a dozen sites on the island. Its rarity and...
Sheep-Eating plant blooming at the gardens NOW!

Sheep-Eating plant blooming at the gardens NOW!

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. But it is unfurling fast as...