National Botanic Gardens

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National Botanic Gardens information

Dublin , Ireland
Address
Street Botanic Rd
Getting there
bus 13, 13A or 19 from O'Connell St, or bus 34 or 34A from Middle Abbey St
Opening hours
9am-6pm Mon-Sat, 11am-6pm Sun Apr-Oct, 10am-4.30pm Mon-Sat, 11am-4.30pm Sun Nov-Mar
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Lonely Planet review

Founded in 1795, the 19.5-hectare botanic gardens are home to a series of curvilinear glasshouses, dating from 1843 to 1869, created by Richard Turner, who was also responsible for the glasshouse at Belfast Botanic Gardens and the Palm House in London's Kew Gardens. Within these Victorian masterpieces you will find the latest in botanical technology, including a series of computer-controlled climates reproducing environments of different parts of the world. Among the pioneering botanical work conducted here was the first attempt to raise orchids from seed, back in 1844.