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vert bar 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

'Gro' comes to the Gardens
April 18, 2014

Viking Ship Gro

Today is the 1000th anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf, fought in the vicinity of the National Botanic Gardens in 1014. To celebrate we have been loaned the Viking boat 'Gro' built in 2006 at the Irish National Heritage Park by Danish shipwrights using traditional tools and methods.11:39 18/04/2014
Read more about the boat here . . .
A Viking House and Garden
March 17, 2014

Building Blog

Construction of the Viking House has begun at the National Botanic Gardens. The house will be a faithful replica of similar buildings excavated at Wood Quay and Fishamble Street in the late 1980s. The house will represent a typical Dublin house and its associated garden of 1000 years ago. Eoin Donnelly has harvested oak, ash and hazel for the project, and will be overseeing the building works over the next 2 months.
Keep up to date with building progress over the next 3 weeks . . .
Watch progress of the build here (Daily updates!). . .
Bonsai Display
March 10, 2014

Bonsai Display at the National Botanic Gardens

Once again Andrew Murray has brought his Bonsai collection to the gardens thsi spring. This fantastic collection of nearly 100 trees is a delight to our visitors each year as the trees change rapidly with their fresh leaves blossoms and seemingly ancient and gnarled trunks.
Read more . . .
Twelve new species of Pitcher Plants from the Philippines
December 14, 2013

The 12 new species of Nepenthes 
described from the Philippines in 2013
by botanists at the National Botanic Gardens

One of the roles of the National Botanic Gardens is taxonomic research into the Irish and world flora. Over the past year twelve new species of the carnivorous Pitcher Plants of the Philippines have been described by a staff member of the Gardens.
Read more about these species here . . .
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