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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
RTÉ's Tracks and Trails
February 25, 2014
The National Botanic Gardens features on RTÉ's popular Tracks and Trails this Friday night (28th February) at 7.30pm.
Broadcaster Jim Sherwin chooses a walk starting at the Bull Wall in Clontarf in his native Dublin, where he travels along the coastal
road before moving inland. He traverses the north side of the city to the Casino in Marino before travelling on to the National Botanic
Gardens where he meets curator Paul Maher and others.
Gairdíní na Lus - Television series on TG4
February 10, 2014
The final episode of Gairdíní na Lus is
being broadcast on Tuesday 11 Feb at 8 pm on TG4, repeated Sunday at 9 pm.
The previous episodes can be viewed on the TG4 player.
Made by Midas productions, with the support of the
Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, the series explores behind the scenes at the Gardens,
from the potting sheds to the herbarium and laboratories.
You will be able to follow the work of the gardeners behind the scenes in
the nurseries as well as in the public grounds. You will also discover the many roles the Gardens
play across the country, exploring and safeguarding our flora.
A Viking House and Garden
You can get a taste of the programe from this youtube clip.
January 22, 2014
In the next fortnight a Viking House will begin to take shape 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 he will be overseeing
the building works over the next 2 months.
Twelve new species of Pitcher Plants from the Philippines
The building will provide a valuable teaching resource and will be open to school groups throughout the Battle of Clontarf millennium year.
The building has been generously supported by the Irish Museums Trust, The Dublin City Council and the Archaeology Department of University College Dublin.
Read more about the house here . . .
December 14, 2013
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 . . .