Dublin, Ireland

Dublin Botanic Gardens: Green

Dublin Botanic Gardens: Green

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12 tour stops


Gardens and glasshouses

New and improved glasshouses arrive in the 1800s.

2 min

An Architectural Treasure

The great iron-founder, Richard Turner, designed the ‘curvilinear range’ in 1843.

5 min

Proteas, and plate tectonics.

The stunning protea flower, named after the shape-shifting Greek god Proteus.

2 min

The Plant that eats Sheep

This plant traps and eats birds, and even sheep.

2 min

Turkish delight and tea tree

The tea tree shrub: the scented oil in its leaves is to deter pests.

3 min

Birds, bats and butterflies

Form follows function.

2 min

The tree with no leaves

This tree has no leaves!

2 min

Palms and Philosophy

The elegant Palm House is the tallest building in the gardens.

3 min

Irelands first Orchid

Orchids were grown for the very first time from seed at Glasnevin in the 1840s

4 min

The Loneliest plant in the world.

The tallis cycad is over a hundred years old, and technically it is already extinct!

3 min


Bananas growing and flowering in Glasnevin’s Great Palm House.

2 min

A Juicy Hollywood Story

Succulents a Hollywood story.

5 min


The glorious curvilinear glasshouse and the Palm House feature in this green tour. Discover the world’s loneliest plant, a tree with no leaves, Irish bananas, and even plants that eat sheep. Follow the green signs, and allow 40-60 minutes for the tour. The route is suitable for those in wheelchairs. Opening hours: summer (mid-Feb to mid-Nov) 9am-6pm, and 9am-4.30pm in winter. T +353 1 857-0909

Offline map included

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