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The National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, are open every day, all year round.

The National Botanic Gardens at both Glasnevin and Kilmacurragh are open (updated February 2021). However, be warned that numbers are restricted. The Gardens are open every day throughout the year, except 25 December (Christmas Day). There is no admission fee to walk and explore.

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

The National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin can usually be accessed by guided tours, all year round, but under the current Level 5 Restrictions are now suspended. Click here for more information.

Summer Opening Hours

10am—5pm: Weekdays
10am—6pm: Sat, Sun & Public Holidays

Winter Opening Hours

10am—4:30pm: Weekdays
10am—4:30pm: Sat, Sun & Public Holidays

Christmas Opening Hours

The National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, will be closed on 25 December, Christmas Day.


The Heritage Card

Get free admission to all fee-paying OPW Heritage Sites in Ireland for one year from the date of first use with the Heritage Card! Heritage Cards are available from the ticket desk in Dublin Castle and represent great value: in Dublin, for example, you can get free entry to Dublin Castle, Kilmainham Gaol, or Casino Marino with the Heritage Card. To see a full list of OPW Heritage Sites in Dublin and around the country, please click here.

At the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, entry is free for all but guided tours require a paid ticket (except for the free Sunday tours). Holders of the Heritage Card may access these guided tours for free on production of a valid Heritage Card.

The Heritage Card costs as follows:

Adult €40
Senior (60+) €30
Student (valid student ID required) €10.00
Child (12-17) €10
Family (max. 2 adults & 5 children) €90

Click here for more information on the OPW Heritage Card.

School Bookings

School visits are offered free of charge, however, advance booking is required. To arrange a school visit or to enquire about our workshops and other educational sessions, please contact us.

To find out more about our education programme or to see what education resource packs we offer, please click here.

General Group Bookings

Advance booking for groups of more than ten people is required. Please contact us to enquire about group rates or to make a booking.

National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin