The National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin

An Oasis of Calm in the City

Welcome to Glasnevin.

During the current Level 5 Covid restrictions, The National Botanic Gardens at both Glasnevin and Kilmacurragh are open.

Located just three kilometres 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.

The National Botanic Gardens are noted for a fine plant collections holding over 15,000 plant species and cultivars from a variety of habitats from all around the world. The Gardens are also famous for the exquisitely restored and planted glasshouses, notably the Turner Curvilinear Range and the Great Palm House.

The Glasshouses, Visitor Centre, and Herbarium & Library will remain closed for the time being due to Coronavirus. From the 28th December The Garden Tearoom will be open for takeaway food and drinks only. The cemetery gate is open.

Open Daily

Glasnevin is open all year round, every day, except for Christmas Day.

The Gardens are free to enter and explore.


What’s On

Our Guided Tours, are currently suspended due to Level 5 Restrictions.

However, due to Coronavirus/Covid-19, all Events and Workshops are suspended until further notice. We’ll reschedule our Events as soon as possible. So please check back here for updated information.

The Gardens are still open to explore, and The Café is serving takeaway drinks and food.



The primary role of the Gardens is as a scientific collection. As a consequence we do not allow dogs, picnics, bicycles, fishing, ball games, jogging or running, nor the playing of musical instruments or recorded music.