Dublin, Ireland

Dublin Botanic Gardens: Red

Dublin Botanic Gardens: Red

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10 tour stops


The alphabet tree

The tree with many names

3 min

‘For couples with a wicked mind’

St Mobhi founded Glasnevin in the 6th century, but later it became a rogues’ haven.

4 min

The golden age of plant collecting

Augustine Henry discovered hundreds of Chinese species that became popular in Europe.

3 min

Waterpower, ponds and paper

The Glasnevin Mill

3 min

A history of the world

The Rose Garden: there are 300 varieties here, including yellow roses..

5 min

Kingfishers and sparrow hawks

The Tolka River is a good place for wildlife.

4 min

The soul of a plant

The living stones

4 min

Tracking climate change

First day events

3 min

The chain tent

The elegant Chain Tent in winter

2 min

Search for the Hankerchief tree

Is this the most beautiful tree?

3 min


This Red tour goes to the river and back, for some wildlife and plant hunting. Highlights include the rose garden and, in May, the beautiful handkerchief tree. If you are lucky, you might see a kingfisher or otter by the river. Follow the Red signs, and allow 40-60 minutes for the tour. Most of the route is suitable for wheelchairs, but there are steps at [3]. Opening hours: summer (mid-Feb to mid-Nov) 9am-6pm, and 9am-4.30pm in winter. T +353 1 857-0909 www.botanicgardens.ie

Offline map included

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