The Botanic Gardens, located next door to the main Queen's University buildings, is a lovely place for a walk on a sunny day. Not far from the main entrance, you will see a small tree in a cage. This is Belfast's wollemy pine and is caged for it's own protection as they are so rare.
Further on, you can't miss the gorgeous Victorian Palm House, a precursor to the glass house at Kew Gardens. Nearby is the Victorian Tropical Ravine, which houses many tropical species including bananas and orchids. At the back there are 3 ponds with fish in them - always an attraction for the youngsters!
The hours of opening vary with the season and are posted just inside the gate (for the gardens), and on the doors of the Palm House and the Tropical Ravine.
Check out the website for up to date information on times.
It is all free!
Where to have a nice rest, far from downtown busy district
The wonderfull victorian style Palm house