The National Botanic Gardens is just 3km from Dublin City Centre. Entry is free and you step into a beautiful space where flowers, trees, shrubs and grasses line pathways where you can stroll for hours. The gardens are noted for holding more than 15,000 plant species and cultivars from around the world as well as beautiful restored historic wrought iron glasshouses.
The gardens began in 1795 as a public botanic garden with funds granted by the Irish Parliament to the Dublin Society (now the RDS). It is now under the management of the Office of Public Works (OPW).
The National Botanic Gardens aims to explore, understand and conserve and share the importance of plants. As well as school programmes, throughout the year a variety of exhibitions, talks and workshops are offered to visitors, You can check out details at www.botanicgardens.ie
The cafe is a great place for breakfast, lunch or coffee and cake before or after your walk.
If you can't get to the National Botanic Gardens take a look at our flower collection at deBlaca.ie