Dublin, Ireland

Dublin Botanic Gardens: Yellow

Dublin Botanic Gardens: Yellow

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10 tour stops


The Gardens at Glasnevin

The history of the gardens.

2 min

A Georgian Home

The directors residence

4 min

The Last Rose of Summer

The burst of colour in the depts of winter

4 min

Last Rose Melody

The Bard of Erin, poet and writer Thomas Moore

5 min

An Architectural Treasure

This beautiful structure is one of Europe’s most important 19th-century glasshouses.

5 min

Addison's Walk

The oldest plants in the gardens: these yew trees were planted in the 1720s.

3 min

The Dinosaur Tree

The living fossil

3 min

The arboretum: collecting trees

These trees look different, yet they are all Lawson’s cypresses

3 min

The National Herbarium, a room full of plants

The National Herbarium has about 750,000 dried and pressed specimens

2 min

Two Famous Irish botanists

Augustine Henry and Robert Lloyd Praeger

5 min


The Yellow tour explores Glasnevin’s historic highlights. Among other things, you will see a poetic avenue of yew trees, the last rose of summer that inspired Thomas Moore, and a pine tree that is a living fossil. Follow the Yellow 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 www.botanicgardens.ie

Offline map included

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