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National Botanical Gardens, Dublin

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Daydream at the National Botonic Gardens, Dublin

I have visited these gardens in all seasons and still I discovered, on my most recent voyage, that I am seeing again with new eyes. The entrance to the gardens can be reached by public bus from Dublin's main street, O'Connell Street. Even as you approach the grand entrance, the Victorian houses enroute set you up for the atmosphere you are to expect, from a bygone age, where respectability and order (or certainly the appearance of it) was the fashion of the day. There is no entry fee so I got a sense, as I strolled about, arm in arm with a friend, that the gardens exist as a resource for the public and, as I pottered through the large, old glasshouses I visualised a time when life moved at a slower pace. [more ]

National Botanical Gardens

National Botanical Gardens are located at Glasnevin (Dublin 9).

National Botanical Garden are another must see if you love plants and gardening. The garden were actually founded by the Royal Dublin Society all the way back in 1795. Over 19.5 acres you can find all sorts of plants that might be of interest, there is a rock garden, the arboretum, a large pond, sensory garden while the greenhouse includes Alpine House, the Cactus house, the Great Palm house and Fern House.

National Botanical gardens are open all years round: Summer Mon to Sat from 9:00am until 6:00pm; Sun 10:00am until 6:00pm; Winter Mon to Sun from 9:00am until 4:30pm. Price of admission is free, while guided tours are €2. [more ]

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