National Botanic Gardens, Dublin

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    National Botanic...

    by kathycollins Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing: National Botanic Gardens
    Glasnevin, Dublin 9.
    Tel: +353 1 8377596 / 8374388.
    Fax: +353 1 8360080.
    Opening Hours: Open all year. Summer: Mon–Sat 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
    Sun 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.
    Winter : Mon–Sat 10:00 am to 4:30 pm.
    Sun 11:00 am to 4:30 pm.
    Closed Christmas Day.
    Admission: Free. Guide leaflets at gate 25p. Souvenir Guide £2.50.
    How to get there: Buses: 13, 19 (O’Connell Street), 134 (Middle Abbey Street).

    Fondest memory: THE National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, founded by the Royal Dublin Society in 1795, is now administered by the Department of Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht. The Gardens, 19.5 hectares on the south bank of the Tolka, contain many attractive features including: an arboretum, rock garden and burren areas, large pond, extensive herbaceous borders, student garden and annual display of decorative plants including a rare example of Victorian carpet bedding. Glasshouses include: the beautifully restored curvilinear range designed and built by Richard Turner between 1843 and 1869, large palm house, new alpine house and the complex for ferns, tropical water plants and succulents.

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    by kathycollins Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing: visit the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin.
    Located in the suburbs north of Dublin these gardens are a joy to explore.The fascinating Victorian glasshouses display exotic plants palms, ferns, succulents, tropical water plants, as well as plants native to Ireland.

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    THE National Botanic Gardens,...

    by ciaramalone Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: THE National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, founded by the Royal Dublin Society in 1795. The Gardens, 19.5 hectares on the south bank of the Tolka, contain many attractive features including: an arboretum, rock garden and burren areas, large pond, extensive herbaceous borders, student garden and annual display of decorative plants including a rare example of Victorian carpet bedding. Glasshouses include: the beautifully restored curvilinear range designed and built by Richard Turner between 1843 and 1869, large palm house, new alpine house and the complex for ferns, tropical water plants and succulents.

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