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National Botanic Gardens

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Address: National Botanic Gardens Botanic Road | Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland
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A great spot to visit while in Dublin

We arrived in Dublin midday and decided to visit here and we were very glad we did. The gardens are wonderful and there is tremendous variety of plants and trees from around the... read more

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived in Dublin midday and decided to visit here and we were very glad we did. The gardens are wonderful and there is tremendous variety of plants and trees from around the world. Some of the greenhouses were closed when we visited but we did not mind. Admission is free and there is a sandwich shop inside as well... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As our hotel was nearby we thought we would visit the Botanic Garden. I think as we went in April perhaps all the flowers were not in full bloom but it was very pretty. I am not sure if I would have visited if we were not as close and I think it may only be worthwhile to people who... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The gardens are likely one of the best in the world. They have a extremely wide diversity. The park is quite pleasant and has many places to throw out a blanket and suck up nature. There is a cafe. Next to the garden is the Glasnevin Cemetery. Look for the nearby Grave Diggers bar. They served beer to grave diggers... More 

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Thank KAOSeattle
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Botanic gardens in Dublin is must see place in dublin it's free could spend the day here it's very picturesque

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Hertford
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A very well set out botanical garden with much interest in the glasshouses. The walk down to the River polka was very picturesque and the peonie borders were spectacular.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful flowers, plants, bushes, trees, open spaces, combined with tranquility, peace, water and bird sounds, with plenty of seating for quiet reflection or a chat, where there is a very good restaurant and coffee shop... Wonderful for walking and it is fascinating if you are interested in plant species. There is car parking at reasonable rates. A wonderful place!

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Thank A228
County Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ive not been to the botanic gardens for a few years now and decided to visit recently, but was disappointed. Some of the gardens did not look their best, green house plants were not looking too healthy - cobwebs, debris and dust clearly visible - :( Will not be rushing back there again.....

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Thank RitaIrwin
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful extensive gardens and hothouses with incredible plants. Restaurant very good food reasonably priced but can be busy due to it's popularity

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I would strongly recommend a visit to the Botanic Gardens. Fabulous colours at this time of year. There is so much to see. My little companions love the huge greenhouses with the trickling water features, the family of turtles in the pond and the rushing weir at the river. Lovely cafe too. Suits all ages.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A fantastic and beautiful place for a walk and sunbathing (if the sun popes up behind the clouds). The botanical garden is quite big and there is many paths to choose from. It has several green houses with different plants and outdoor paths around big and majestic trees. There is also a pond with ducks and turtles and many different... More 

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