The National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, are open every day, all year round, except for Christmas Day.
The National Botanic Gardens Glasnevin have now returned to the traditional opening time of 9.00am on weekdays. The Gardens at both Glasnevin and Kilmacurragh are open every day throughout the year, except 25 December (Christmas Day). There is no admission fee to walk and explore.
The Garden Tearoom is open, with seating and for takeaways. The cemetery gate is open. The Glasshouses, Visitor Centre, and Herbarium & Library are all open to the public.
Click here for more information on guided tours.
Winter Opening Hours
10am—4:30pm: Sat, Sun & Public Holidays
Summer Opening Hours
10am—6pm: 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 most OPW Heritage Sites 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 usually require a paid ticket. 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:
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 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.