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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
'Gro' comes to the Gardens
April 18, 2014
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
A Viking House and Garden
Read more about the boat here . . .
March 17, 2014
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!). . .
March 10, 2014
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.
Twelve new species of Pitcher Plants from the Philippines
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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 . . .