We’ve lived in Dublin for several years, but for some reason we had never really heard of the Dublin Botanic Gardens. On a Saturday in September we didn't really have any plans and needed something to do. After doing some random Google searches one evening we started reading about the Dublin Botanic Gardens and after having looked at various images of the gardens - we knew we had to go check it out. Located about 3.5 kilometers outside of the city centre, we decided that we would walk to the Dublin Botanic Gardens to get some exercise and see some new parts of the city.
After a 45 minutes walk through the city we made it to the gardens, but prior to entering the gardens we stumbled upon an old Irish cemetery adjacent to the Botanic Gardens. This cemetery was breathtaking. Old Celtic gravestones from the early 1900 century made this experience something different from visiting any other cemetery. We walked around here for a while before going through the cemetery and entering the Botanic Gardens.
Dublin Botanic Gardens were founded in 1795 and now have more than 20,000 different plants.
We didn’t have time to walk all the way around the gardens, but as always, we managed to snap a whole lot of photos of what we saw. We’re not going to bore you with the types of plants and flowers we saw, but the pictures below should give you a pretty good idea of what you can expect to see. Dublin Botanic Gardens was incredibly beautiful and the lovely smells of flowers and exotic trees and plants will make you want to stay there all day. There's also a lovely little café here so you can grab a cup of coffee and cake after your visit.
We highly recommend tourists as well as locals who haven’t been - to go here. We hope you’ll enjoy the photos!