"Glasnevin Botanical Gardens" Botanical Gardens Tip by lbhspatriot

Botanical Gardens, Dublin: 7 reviews and 8 photos

Botanical Gardens in Glasnevin are a great opportunity to spend a peaceful and wonderful day. For young and a little older, for singles and for families it is a lovely place worth visiting when traveling to Dublin!
The gardens are very well kept and organized with activities for children and maps for everyone.

There are different sections like greenhouses with exotic flowers - different climates and also meateating plants, herb garden, sunflower maze, ponds with lilles and ducks, and a big park with benches and different and sometimes exotic types of tree. You can bring your own picnic basket and have lunch on the grass - but remember you might have to share your food with the squirlls (or just bring them some nuts).

There is no entrance fee to the gardens, but if you would like a guided tour you have to pay at the visitors centre - Free Guided Tours every Sunday at 12.00 pm and 2.30 pm.

OPENING HOURS

Winter (mid-November to 16th February)
Mon-Sun 9 am - 4:30 pm
Summer (17th February to mid-November)
Mon-Sun 9 am - 6 pm

The gardens are easy accessed from city centre (you can board the bus opposite the Spire at O'Conells street (REMEMBER opposite direction then the river) - ask the driver to tell you when to get of, the entrance is just by the bus stop!
Busses that serve the gardens: 4, 13, 19, 83 - ASK the bus driver to tell you it's your stop!

Address: Glasnevin, about three miles north of Dublin.
Directions: The Botanic Gardens are located in Glasnevin 3.5km north from centre of Dublin, off Botanic Road.
Phone: +00 353 (0)1 804 0300
Website: http://www.botanicgardens.ie

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 29, 2009
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