4.30Welcome to the National Botanic Gardens

 

The National Botanic Gardens Glasnevin are currently open for Winter Hours, from 9am to 4.30pm on weekdays and 10am to 4.30pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and Bank Holidays. The Gardens at Kilmacurragh are open 9am to 5pm daily. 

At Glasnevin, The Garden Tearoom is open for both seated and takeaway options. The cemetery gate is open. The Glasshouses, Visitor Centre, and Herbarium & Library have reopened after a period of closure due to COVID-19. 

The National Botanic Gardens of Ireland are an oasis of calm and beauty, and entry is free. A premier scientific institution, the Gardens contain important collections of plant species and cultivars from all over the world. The National Botanic Gardens in Dublin are located in Glasnevin, just three kilometres from Dublin City Centre, and are famous for the exquisitely restored historic glasshouses. The National Botanic Gardens in Wicklow are located in Kilmacurragh, where the milder climate, higher rainfall, and deeper, acidic soils of this historic Wicklow garden, provide a counterpoint to the collections at Glasnevin. The two gardens have been closely associated since 1854. The National Botanic Gardens of Ireland are operated and managed by the Office of Public Works.

Please note that the usual rules apply: no dogs (except guide dogs), no ball games, picnics, sports, bicycles, tricycles, scooters, skateboards, roller skates, micro-scooters, balance bikes and other vehicles (except wheelchairs).

 

Opening Hours

For Glasnevin »

For Kilmacurragh »

Tours

At Glasnevin »

At Kilmacurragh »

 

Visitor Centre Reception

Please use the Visitor Centre phone number or email to enquire about all events, educational, or accessibility queries:
+353 1 804 0319 botanicgardens@opw.ie

 What’s On

Upcoming events below and our calendar page.

Dec
1
Thu
Daily Guided Tours @ National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin
Dec 1 @ 11.30am – 12.30pm

Even in autumn, walking through the Gardens is a magnificent experience. Join our popular guided tour and discover the most rare, iconic, helpful, environmentally vital, and quirkiest plants of our collections. Our experienced guides will also tell you about the fascinating history and international significance of the National Botanic Gardens.

By booking a tour, you affirm that, to the best of your knowledge, all members of your party have no symptoms of COVID-19.

Tours will take place with a minimum of 2 people. Children under 12 go free.

Unable to Attend? Please Cancel.

If you make a booking and find yourself unable to attend do please let us know

• by cancelling your reservation on Eventbrite – or

• by phoning us during opening hours at (01) 804 0319 or (01) 857 0909.

You’ll free a space for someone else to attend.

Four images, one of red orange, purple and green tomatoes, some of them striped, another image looking up into a bright green tree canopy, another of the rock garden with a windswept pine over head, and a fourth image is ca close up of bright purple autumn crocuses with the palm house in the background. There is a panel in the centre of the four images with Autumn Daily Guided Tours on it.

Daily Guided Tours @ National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin
Dec 1 @ 3.00pm – 4.00pm

Even in autumn, walking through the Gardens is a magnificent experience. Join our popular guided tour and discover the most rare, iconic, helpful, environmentally vital, and quirkiest plants of our collections. Our experienced guides will also tell you about the fascinating history and international significance of the National Botanic Gardens.

By booking a tour, you affirm that, to the best of your knowledge, all members of your party have no symptoms of COVID-19.

Tours will take place with a minimum of 2 people. Children under 12 go free.

Unable to Attend? Please Cancel.

If you make a booking and find yourself unable to attend do please let us know

• by cancelling your reservation on Eventbrite – or

• by phoning us during opening hours at (01) 804 0319 or (01) 857 0909.

You’ll free a space for someone else to attend.

Four images, one of red orange, purple and green tomatoes, some of them striped, another image looking up into a bright green tree canopy, another of the rock garden with a windswept pine over head, and a fourth image is ca close up of bright purple autumn crocuses with the palm house in the background. There is a panel in the centre of the four images with Autumn Daily Guided Tours on it.

Dec
2
Fri
Daily Guided Tours @ National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin
Dec 2 @ 11.30am – 12.30pm

Even in autumn, walking through the Gardens is a magnificent experience. Join our popular guided tour and discover the most rare, iconic, helpful, environmentally vital, and quirkiest plants of our collections. Our experienced guides will also tell you about the fascinating history and international significance of the National Botanic Gardens.

By booking a tour, you affirm that, to the best of your knowledge, all members of your party have no symptoms of COVID-19.

Tours will take place with a minimum of 2 people. Children under 12 go free.

Unable to Attend? Please Cancel.

If you make a booking and find yourself unable to attend do please let us know

• by cancelling your reservation on Eventbrite – or

• by phoning us during opening hours at (01) 804 0319 or (01) 857 0909.

You’ll free a space for someone else to attend.

Four images, one of red orange, purple and green tomatoes, some of them striped, another image looking up into a bright green tree canopy, another of the rock garden with a windswept pine over head, and a fourth image is ca close up of bright purple autumn crocuses with the palm house in the background. There is a panel in the centre of the four images with Autumn Daily Guided Tours on it.

Daily Guided Tours @ National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin
Dec 2 @ 3.00pm – 4.00pm

Even in autumn, walking through the Gardens is a magnificent experience. Join our popular guided tour and discover the most rare, iconic, helpful, environmentally vital, and quirkiest plants of our collections. Our experienced guides will also tell you about the fascinating history and international significance of the National Botanic Gardens.

By booking a tour, you affirm that, to the best of your knowledge, all members of your party have no symptoms of COVID-19.

Tours will take place with a minimum of 2 people. Children under 12 go free.

Unable to Attend? Please Cancel.

If you make a booking and find yourself unable to attend do please let us know

• by cancelling your reservation on Eventbrite – or

• by phoning us during opening hours at (01) 804 0319 or (01) 857 0909.

You’ll free a space for someone else to attend.

Four images, one of red orange, purple and green tomatoes, some of them striped, another image looking up into a bright green tree canopy, another of the rock garden with a windswept pine over head, and a fourth image is ca close up of bright purple autumn crocuses with the palm house in the background. There is a panel in the centre of the four images with Autumn Daily Guided Tours on it.

Dec
3
Sat
Daily Guided Tours @ National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin
Dec 3 @ 11.30am – 12.30pm

Even in autumn, walking through the Gardens is a magnificent experience. Join our popular guided tour and discover the most rare, iconic, helpful, environmentally vital, and quirkiest plants of our collections. Our experienced guides will also tell you about the fascinating history and international significance of the National Botanic Gardens.

By booking a tour, you affirm that, to the best of your knowledge, all members of your party have no symptoms of COVID-19.

Tours will take place with a minimum of 2 people. Children under 12 go free.

Unable to Attend? Please Cancel.

If you make a booking and find yourself unable to attend do please let us know

• by cancelling your reservation on Eventbrite – or

• by phoning us during opening hours at (01) 804 0319 or (01) 857 0909.

You’ll free a space for someone else to attend.

Four images, one of red orange, purple and green tomatoes, some of them striped, another image looking up into a bright green tree canopy, another of the rock garden with a windswept pine over head, and a fourth image is ca close up of bright purple autumn crocuses with the palm house in the background. There is a panel in the centre of the four images with Autumn Daily Guided Tours on it.

Daily Guided Tours @ National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin
Dec 3 @ 3.00pm – 4.00pm

Even in autumn, walking through the Gardens is a magnificent experience. Join our popular guided tour and discover the most rare, iconic, helpful, environmentally vital, and quirkiest plants of our collections. Our experienced guides will also tell you about the fascinating history and international significance of the National Botanic Gardens.

By booking a tour, you affirm that, to the best of your knowledge, all members of your party have no symptoms of COVID-19.

Tours will take place with a minimum of 2 people. Children under 12 go free.

Unable to Attend? Please Cancel.

If you make a booking and find yourself unable to attend do please let us know

• by cancelling your reservation on Eventbrite – or

• by phoning us during opening hours at (01) 804 0319 or (01) 857 0909.

You’ll free a space for someone else to attend.

Four images, one of red orange, purple and green tomatoes, some of them striped, another image looking up into a bright green tree canopy, another of the rock garden with a windswept pine over head, and a fourth image is ca close up of bright purple autumn crocuses with the palm house in the background. There is a panel in the centre of the four images with Autumn Daily Guided Tours on it.

Dec
4
Sun
Daily Guided Tours @ National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin
Dec 4 @ 11.30am – 12.30pm

Even in autumn, walking through the Gardens is a magnificent experience. Join our popular guided tour and discover the most rare, iconic, helpful, environmentally vital, and quirkiest plants of our collections. Our experienced guides will also tell you about the fascinating history and international significance of the National Botanic Gardens.

By booking a tour, you affirm that, to the best of your knowledge, all members of your party have no symptoms of COVID-19.

Tours will take place with a minimum of 2 people. Children under 12 go free.

Unable to Attend? Please Cancel.

If you make a booking and find yourself unable to attend do please let us know

• by cancelling your reservation on Eventbrite – or

• by phoning us during opening hours at (01) 804 0319 or (01) 857 0909.

You’ll free a space for someone else to attend.

Four images, one of red orange, purple and green tomatoes, some of them striped, another image looking up into a bright green tree canopy, another of the rock garden with a windswept pine over head, and a fourth image is ca close up of bright purple autumn crocuses with the palm house in the background. There is a panel in the centre of the four images with Autumn Daily Guided Tours on it.

Daily Guided Tours @ National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin
Dec 4 @ 3.00pm – 4.00pm

Even in autumn, walking through the Gardens is a magnificent experience. Join our popular guided tour and discover the most rare, iconic, helpful, environmentally vital, and quirkiest plants of our collections. Our experienced guides will also tell you about the fascinating history and international significance of the National Botanic Gardens.

By booking a tour, you affirm that, to the best of your knowledge, all members of your party have no symptoms of COVID-19.

Tours will take place with a minimum of 2 people. Children under 12 go free.

Unable to Attend? Please Cancel.

If you make a booking and find yourself unable to attend do please let us know

• by cancelling your reservation on Eventbrite – or

• by phoning us during opening hours at (01) 804 0319 or (01) 857 0909.

You’ll free a space for someone else to attend.

Four images, one of red orange, purple and green tomatoes, some of them striped, another image looking up into a bright green tree canopy, another of the rock garden with a windswept pine over head, and a fourth image is ca close up of bright purple autumn crocuses with the palm house in the background. There is a panel in the centre of the four images with Autumn Daily Guided Tours on it.

The Botanic Gardens Blog

Read the latest posts below, and click through to the full Blog for all news articles and updates.

Christmas Flower Arranging

Christmas Flower Arranging

Christmas Flower Arranging: "The Nutcracker" Wednesday 14th December 7.45pm Floral Artist Ali Dietrich tells this seasonal tale through art and craft, inspiring your creativity for the festivities ahead! Wine and mince pie reception 7.00pm. Tickets €20 at Visitor...

Eco Christmas Craft Market

Eco Christmas Craft Market

Eco Christmas Craft Market, Glasnevin. Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December, from 10am to 4pm.  Our traditional Christmas Craft Market returns to the Gardens. A pinch of Christmas magic will be cast over the stunning surroundings, with over 70 stalls both indoors...

Science Week 2022 at the National Botanic Gardens

Science Week 2022 at the National Botanic Gardens

Join us for Science Week at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin from November 13th to 20th! We have a packed schedule of talks, demonstrations, tours, botanical art workshops, and interactive experiments to investigate and celebrate plant science! Our series of...