The National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin

An Oasis of Calm in the City

Welcome to Glasnevin

Located just three kilometres 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.

The National Botanic Gardens are noted for a fine plant collections holding over 15,000 plant species and cultivars from a variety of habitats from all around the world. The Gardens are also famous for the exquisitely restored and planted glasshouses, notably the Turner Curvilinear Range and the Great Palm House.

Open Daily

Glasnevin is open all year round, every day, except for Christmas Day. The Gardens are free to enter and explore, and our café offers coffee and lunches on site. Guided tours are available all year round, and we run an exciting and busy programme of special and educational events and exhibitions. Tickets for tours can be purchased at the Visitor Centre.

 

What’s On

Browse the latest events below, or see the full calendar at this link.
There are tours available of the National Botanic Gardens all week – click here to read more.

Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – Jul 15 @ 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Inside, Outside ‘n’ Beyond: Gerard Byrne celebrates 30 years of painting the National Botanic Gardens Having travelled the world as one the of leading exponents of modern impressionist painting, Gerard has returned repeatedly over the[...]
Glasnevin
2:30 pm
A heady tour of the most fragrant summer flowers including a brief history of perfume. Of course, plants do not produce their scent just for our pleasure but to entice pollinators and give chemical warning[...]
Glasnevin
Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm – Jul 14 @ 3:00 pm
2:00 pm
Theatre in the Gardens: Meet me in the Gardens From the company that brought you Angels in the Park, Shiva Productions presents a unique and powerful site-specific theatrical experience, which will take you on a[...]
Glasnevin
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
The National Concert Hall Gamelan is a fascinating instrument consisting of a wide variety of gongs, bells, and xylophone-type instruments that produce a magical sound when played. The orchestra is delighted to have been invited[...]
Glasnevin
2:30 pm
A heady tour of the most fragrant summer flowers including a brief history of perfume. Of course, plants do not produce their scent just for our pleasure but to entice pollinators and give chemical warning[...]
Glasnevin
Jul 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
11:00 am
Suitable for children age 8 and up. Booking Essential. Free. Explore the weird and wonderful world of insects and mini-beasts living in and around the pond at the National Botanic Gardens. Perfect your technique with[...]
Glasnevin
2:30 pm
Did you know that bees can see an extra colour, that green is the basis of all life on Earth, or that urine was an essential element of an eighteenth-century dyeing process? Delve into the[...]
National Botanic Gardens
7:00 pm
Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as they present the classic tale of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Join Alice as she stumbles into the magical world of Wonderland[...]
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Remember

The primary role of the Gardens is as a scientific collection. As a consequence we do not allow dogs, picnics, bicycles, fishing, ball games, jogging or running, nor the playing of musical instruments or recorded music.

The National Botanic Gardens of Ireland

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