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Address: National Botanic Gardens Botanic Road | Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland
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Lovely place to spend a day

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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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday 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 2 days 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 2 days 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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Thank Ola Z
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing...just gorgeous. Walk around, take your time. A real gem. I walked around for 2 hours and wish I had spent another hour or so. THe flowers and trees are taken care of beautifully and the green-houses as well.

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This visit is completely free, you can spend a day there with friends or children. You can enjoy the glasshouses and discover many plants and flower species, have a walk and see some ducks and squirrels. You can take a beverages in the coffee shop spend time in the library. They organize events and exhibitions all the year. I go... More 

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This is one of the most beautiful gardens I have seen. Family friendly, large greenhouses to walk through, beauty abounds.

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The National Botanic Gardens are beautiful at any time of the year. The vast display of colour & diversity on display now is amazing. The restaurant is very accessible & one can dine outside on a fine day. The selection of freshly prepared food & delicious cakes & pastries is mouthwatering. Highly recommended.

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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Botanic gardens are free, an easy bus ride (83 or 83a) from the city, and very lovely. In particular we enjoyed the rock garden, rose gardens and amazing (huge) rhododendrons.

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a very nice place to escape from the city busy week. It was a huge variety of plants and a lot of greenhouses where you can stroll around and get to know plants you'll never see in Europe. A must go place in Dublin.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited the Gardens whilst they had an Orchid exhibition on. Very well maintained gardens, borders, lawns, walkways, streams, plants and trees. Some wonderful glass houses with unusual plants from all over the world. Most plants and trees labeled for ease of identification. There could be one or two more benches added, to sit and enjoy and door closers between the... More 

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