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Top garden recommendations from locals

Botanical Garden
“Located in Glasnevin, County Dublin, the National Botanic Gardens are noted for their fine plant collections holding more than 15,000 plant species and cultivars from a variety of habitats from around the world. The gardens are famous for their exquisitely restored and planted glasshouses, notably the Turner Curvilinear Range and the Great Palm House, both recipients of the Europa Nostra award for excellence in conservation architecture. Visitors can enjoy such features as the herbaceous borders, rose garden, the alpine yard, the pond area, rock garden and arboretum.”
  • 113 locals recommend
Garden
“This park is home to Ireland's War Memorial Gardens designed by Sir Edward Lutyens for all those who died in both world wars. The book rooms house the Books of the Dead, designed by artist Harry Clark. All surrounded by lovely gardens. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Dublin’s Botanic Gardens - great to stroll around and there’s a nice cafe too ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Because it is very old and beautiful and has some very significant 19th-century architecture. It is also just minutes away.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“wonderfully atmospheric famine memorial on the Quays worth stopping at and bowing your head in memoriam ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Garden
“Delightful to visit. There is a cafe on site to relax after strolling around this beautiful setting.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“My office/key collection point before 6pm. My office is located at the Leinster House Gate on Merrion Street. Gate has a police-manned hut.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Garden
“Take a trip to Sandymount village and grab a burger in Bujo. Stroll on down to the beach for great views and a relaxed atmosphere. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
Garden
“one of Ireland's largest private collections of plants. These theatrically beautiful gardens contain both a very structured garden and a stunning forestry walk which opens out into a vast wildflower meadow. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“There is an art fair here once a month, it is the most relaxing and beautiful stroll on a sunday morning, local artists show their latest works depicting some of the most treasured things about our Irish culture- makes a great gift for yourself or others... ”
  • 1 local recommends
Historic Site
“Voted No. 3 Garden in the world by Natural Geographic. Explore 47 acres of gardens, meander through the charismatic stores in Powerscourt House, indulge at the Avoca Terrace Cafe and see Ireland’s highest waterfall. Powerscourt Waterfall is Irelands highest at 121m and is just 6km from the main estate. It is set in one of Irelands most beautiful parklands at the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains. Entrance fees start from €7.50 for an adult. (1 hr 50 minutes by car)”
  • 4 locals recommend