National Botanic Gardens

National Botanic Gardens

Contact Details


National Botanic Gardens
Dublin 9
Telephone No:
Tour Bookings +353 1 857 0909
Other enquiries +353 1 804 0300 / 804 0319
Fax No: +353 1 836 0080

Tour Bookings



Opening Hours


Open all Year, except Christmas Day.

Summer opening hours: 
March to October: 
Monday - Friday, 09.00 - 17.00
Saturday & Sunday, 10.00 - 18.00

Winter opening hours:
November to February:
Monday - Friday 09.00 - 16.30
Saturday & Sunday, 10.00 - 16.30

Average Length of Visit: 1.5 hours.

Admission Fees

Free admission.
Pre-booked Guided Tours - €5, except for the free Sunday public tours.
School tours are free of charge.
Two public tours on weekdays - 11.30am and 3pm
Car parking charge - First 15mins are free First hour €1, Two hours €2 thereafter increment of €2 per hour


Audio visual of the National Botanic Gardens available on request in Irish, English, French, Spanish, Italian and German.
Duration approx. 15 mins.

Restaurant / Tearooms: Open daily Summer 9am - 5pm, Winter 10am - 4pm

The National Botanic Gardens is noted for its fine plant collections holding over 15,000 plant species and cultivars from a variety of habitats from all around the world. Famous for its exquisitely restored and planted glasshouses, notably the Turner Curvilinear Range and the Great Palm House, both recipients of the Europa Nostra award for excellence in conservation architecture. Visitors can enjoy such features as the Herbaceous borders, rose garden, the alpine yard, the pond area, rock garden and arboretum. Conservation plays an important role in the life of the botanic garden and Glasnevin is home to over 300 endangered plant species from around the world including 6 species, which are already extinct in the wild.

Location: 3.5 km north from centre of Dublin, Botanic Road, Glasnevin.

Bus Route(s): 4, 9, from O'Connell St and 83 (Finglas to Kimmage).

Guided Tours:
Duration: 1 hour
Sundays at 12.00pm and 2.30pm, admission free
Monday - Saturday at 3.00pm, €5 per person
Pre-booked tours by arrangement, €5 per person
Meet at the Education and Visitor Centre

Leaflet/Guide book: Foldout map available in English, French & German

Seasonal Events: Please check in advance using contact details listed above.

Photography / Video allowed: Yes, with permission.