The National Botanic Gardens is noted for its fine plant collections holding over 15,000 plant species and cultivars from a variety of habitats from all over the world. Visitors can enjoy such features as the Herbaceous borders, rose garden, the alpine yard, the pond area, rock garden and arboretum. The gardens are home to over 300 endangered plant species from around the world including 6 species, which are already extinct in the wild.
Education is a fundamental role of the National Botanic Gardens: through their collections and activities they aim to increase public awareness of plants and their importance to people globally. They now have Audio Tours which enable visitors to take self-guiding tours through their own MP3 player, mobile phone or souvenir player.
If you are looking for a hotel near The National Botanic Gardens, Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport is located just a 12 minute drive away.