Tours

Join One of Our Experienced Guides for a Fascinating Tour!

Daily Guided Tours

Join one of our knowledgeable guides for a tour of the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, that takes you from the historic establishment of the Victorian Gardens, through the famous architectural beauty of the glasshouses, to plant habitats of every kind. Discover the magnificent and rare treasures in our living plant collections.

Guided tours are available Monday to Saturday, at 11:30 and 15:00 at a cost of €5 per person.
Guided tours on Sundays are at 12:00 and 14:30, and are free.

The guiding team at Glasnevin is delighted to offer free school tours, and to welcome private groups (advance booking essential).
 For school and group bookings or enquiries, please contact us.

A fifteen-minute interpretative audiovisual (film) of the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, is available on request in Irish, English, French, Spanish, Italian and German. This is usually available for viewing at any time. Please get in touch to inquire about this.

An information leaflet about the Gardens is also available in English, French, and German.

For special tours and other events, please check the Calendar page here.

Can’t wait to visit? Why not take an online tour here.

This place serves as a centre for horticultural research and training, including the breeding of many prized orchids. Entrance is free and it’s really really nice when you go in the right season and you can see the flowers. I did go off season as well and it’s very good. I’ve been there a couple of times and now just writing about it makes me want to go again!

Avi A. on Tripadvisor

I always loved Botanic Gardens in Dublin, but the new addition of “Sculpture in Context” elevates the experience even further. It’s like a game of hide and seek, where you keep on discovering new sculptures behind every corner, hidden amongst the trees or in the stream.
Gardens are definitely worth visiting if you’re in Dublin and they are beautiful in every season. If it rains, beautiful greenhouses are there to offer protection. Facilities are also good with a nice cafe to sit in and enjoy a cup of tea after all your art and nature explorations. Bonus points if you find the rag (fairy) tree.

Katarina on Tripadvisor

Definitely do a tour! Spent a Saturday morning here on my own and wisely booked a guided tour. The guide was super informative, and tailored the tour to the things we might find most interesting and in order to get the best out of the fine weather we were lucky to have that day. Tip: booking a tour is the only way you can get inside the replica Viking house, which was super fun for the kids (and adults, lets be real).

Elizabeth L. on Tripadvisor