Daily Guided Tours

Tours take place daily at the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland, Glasnevin. To see the full list and make a booking, see nationalbotanicgardensofireland.eventbrite.ie

From March to October, free guided tours take place daily at the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland, Kilmacurragh, at 12 noon and 3pm. Join the guide at the car park. 

May
19
Thu
Biodiversity Week Tour: Alien Arrivals @ National Botanic Gardens
May 19 @ 2.00pm – 3.00pm

Invasive alien species are said to be one of the primary causes of the global decline in biodiversity. But what exactly are alien species, where do they come from, and how have they become problematic? This Biodiversity Week, join us at the National Botanic Gardens for a walk and talk to discover some of the alien species that have colonised Ireland. Learn to recognise and record some of the most important invasive species that occur locally, understand their impacts on Irish ecosystems and discuss potential solutions to this global challenge.

May
20
Fri
Biodiversity Week Tour: Pollinator Paradise @ National Botanic Gardens
May 20 @ 2.00pm – 3.00pm

What do bees, bats, birds, lizards and humans all have in common? They are linked through the phenomenon of pollination, plants using animals to carry their pollen from flower to flower, giving rise to new plants, for a price. This Biodiversity Week, take a guided tour of the Gardens, and uncover the heroes, tricksters and villains of the world of pollination.

Biodiversity Week: Bat Walk at the Gardens with the Irish Wildlife Trust @ National Botanic Gardens
May 20 @ 9.15pm – 10.45pm

Join the Irish Wildlife Trust for a free National Biodiversity Week event hosted by the National Botanic Gardens. At this exciting evening bat walk you will have the opportunity to walk the National Botanic Gardens at dusk with an Irish Wildlife Trust guide in search of beautiful bats. We will learn about the life cycle of these fascinating creatures and hopefully get to see and hear some of the bats of the Bots.

Please bring warm clothes as this event takes place after sunset. Children are welcome to attend but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

May
21
Sat
Biodiversity Week: Dawn Chorus at the Gardens @ National Botanic Gardens
May 21 @ 5.00am – 6.30am

Every May, the sweet and wild song of the dawn chorus reaches its height, as birds proclaim their presence to welcome the new day. Join us for this unique early morning event at the National Botanic Gardens for Biodiversity Week, and witness the sound of the dawn in this haven of the city.

Note: Booking essential – see Eventbrite or click on ticket link for details. Wrap up warm as the early morning can be chilly, and sunshine is not guaranteed! Families are welcome, though we do ask that everyone can stay quiet for the birds on the day. And although this is all about the sound, bring binoculars if you have them, to better spot the birds!


Biodiversity Week Tour: Pollinator Paradise @ National Botanic Gardens
May 21 @ 2.00pm – 3.00pm

What do bees, bats, birds, lizards and humans all have in common? They are linked through the phenomenon of pollination, plants using animals to carry their pollen from flower to flower, giving rise to new plants, for a price. This Biodiversity Week, take a guided tour of the Gardens, and uncover the heroes, tricksters and villains of the world of pollination.

May
22
Sun
Kids’ Drop by Activities @ National Botanic Gardens
May 22 @ 11.00am – 4.00pm
Kids' Drop by Activities @ National Botanic Gardens
We are delighted to announce that our Drop by Activities are back!
Kids, join us for fun activities in the dedicated Children’s Erasmus Education Garden. Each week we will have a different activity to help you to become an expert gardener. Sow your own vegetable and flower seeds or re-use everyday things to create your own piece of eco-art. Check in to our facebook page for updates on each weeks activity.
Suitable from ages 4 and up. All children must bring their own grown-up!
Times: 11.00am, 11.30am, 3.30pm & 4.00pm
No booking required, first-come first-served. Please note that you must book a separate workshop if you wish to bring a group of children (six or more)
May
29
Sun
Kids’ Drop by Activities @ National Botanic Gardens
May 29 @ 11.00am – 4.00pm
Kids' Drop by Activities @ National Botanic Gardens
We are delighted to announce that our Drop by Activities are back!
Kids, join us for fun activities in the dedicated Children’s Erasmus Education Garden. Each week we will have a different activity to help you to become an expert gardener. Sow your own vegetable and flower seeds or re-use everyday things to create your own piece of eco-art. Check in to our facebook page for updates on each weeks activity.
Suitable from ages 4 and up. All children must bring their own grown-up!
Times: 11.00am, 11.30am, 3.30pm & 4.00pm
No booking required, first-come first-served. Please note that you must book a separate workshop if you wish to bring a group of children (six or more)
Jun
5
Sun
Kids’ Drop by Activities @ National Botanic Gardens
Jun 5 @ 11.00am – 4.00pm
Kids' Drop by Activities @ National Botanic Gardens
We are delighted to announce that our Drop by Activities are back!
Kids, join us for fun activities in the dedicated Children’s Erasmus Education Garden. Each week we will have a different activity to help you to become an expert gardener. Sow your own vegetable and flower seeds or re-use everyday things to create your own piece of eco-art. Check in to our facebook page for updates on each weeks activity.
Suitable from ages 4 and up. All children must bring their own grown-up!
Times: 11.00am, 11.30am, 3.30pm & 4.00pm
No booking required, first-come first-served. Please note that you must book a separate workshop if you wish to bring a group of children (six or more)