Trip Planner: Europe / Ireland / Province of Leinster / County Dublin / Dublin / National Botanic Gardens
National Botanic Gardens is noted for housing several architecturally significant glasshouses and a national herbarium. This all-weather attraction contains outdoor displays, featuring walled and kitchen gardens, as well as indoor exhibit areas dedicated to both native and exotic plants. Inside the curvilinear glasshouses, designed by famed glasshouse builder Richard Turner, you can see a series of digitally controlled plant habitats replicating different natural environments from around the world. The gardens also display a historically important collection of orchids, grown as part of a renowned breeding program that dates back to 1844. Plan to visit National Botanic Gardens and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Dublin attractions using our Dublin trip itinerary builder website.
Tours to National Botanic Gardens
$74 BOOK WITH VIATOR Go City: Dublin All-Inclusive Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and 35+ Attractions Go City: Dublin All-Inclusive Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and 35+ Attractions
Duration: 1 to 5 days
Tours from $74 ›
$253 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Tour: Personal Travel Photographer Tour in Dublin Private Tour: Personal Travel Photographer Tour in Dublin
Duration: 1 to 3 hours
Tours from $253 ›
National Botanic Gardens reviews
Plenty of signs on grass not to walk on it as bulbs beginning to bloom- so many ignoring the signs - awful to see that Restaurant busy Q moved quickly. Nice cakes reasonably priced. Toilets could...
Plenty of signs on grass not to walk on it as bulbs beginning to bloom- so many ignoring the signs - awful to see that Restaurant busy Q moved quickly. Nice cakes reasonably priced. Toilets could... more »
Lovely place to walk around. The greenhouse’s are amazing. The amount of squirrels in and out of the trees are fabulous, not frighten of visitors at all. Cafe on site but tables to sit are very...
Lovely place to walk around. The greenhouse’s are amazing. The amount of squirrels in and out of the trees are fabulous, not frighten of visitors at all. Cafe on site but tables to sit are very... more »
Great place for a relaxing day. Suitable for everyone. No entry fee, only parking fee for cars but very reasonably priced. Nice cafe and toilets inside. Very well maintained. Loads of squirrels and birds that kids enjoy. Would need an entire day to go around the garden and the greenhouses. My kids 9 & 2 enjoy spending the day here and have never complained. Every time we have visited, there has been something new, doesn't get boring. Very limited Parking space and can get full quickly on holidays. So plan ahead.
Gorgeous day out. The gardens are stunning and so well kept. Lovely seating areas and perfect for a family picnic. The car park is small so I would recommend to go early, it's one car out and one car in system. We visited Arlington Cemetery that's beside the gardens which was beautiful too. The only downside was the cafe had run out of sandwiches come 2 O clock, I would recommend the cafe in Arlington instead. Overall a great day out!
Plan your trip to Dublin
- Get a personalized tripA full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
- Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
- Book itChoose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
- Manage itEverything in one place. Everyone on the same page.Know more
Popular things to do in Dublin
Kid-friendly things to do in Dublin
Side trips from Dublin
Museums in Dublin
Hidden gems in Dublin
Nearby attractions in Dublin
Trips in National Botanic Gardens by other users
15 days in Dublin SEE PLAN Sunlight Chambers Kilmainham Gaol Museum Guinness Storehouse 6 days in Dublin BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Cliff Walk Car Park Bray Dublin Mountains GPO Museum 60 days in Dublin BY A USER FROM IRELAND Coming Home: Art and the Great Hunger Chester Beatty Revenue Museum 8 days in Dublin & New York City BY A USER FROM CANADA Dublin New York City 17 days in Dublin BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Dublin 17 days in Dublin BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Dublin