Botanical Gardens Dublin

13 Aug

One of the hidden gems of Dublin are Botanical Gardens in Glasnevin. I got some exercise for my lunch break and cycled to Glasnevin to enjoy the Botanical Gardens Dublin in full bloom.

“The gardens were founded in 1795 by the Dublin Society (later the Royal Dublin Society) and they have grown to hold 20,000 living plants and many millions of dried plant specimens. There are several architecturally notable greenhouses “(Wikipedia).

blooming artichoke

blooming artichoke

The place which interest me the most is the Organic vegetable garden.

companion planting

companion planting

The garden has been created to display a comprehensive selection of fruit and vegetables that can be grown for food in Ireland, including both common and unusual varieties, including some rare Irish varieties.
red cabbage

red cabbage

irish apples

Irish apples

It is run by a great grower Joan Rogers. I met Joan when I was looking for experience and advice to look after our NCAD Garden last year. Since then I came back many times and she made me a real expert by now. The Botanical Gardens Dublin also run courses on Growing Organic Vegetables.

brassicas enjoying the summer

brassicas enjoying the summer

The Botanical Gardens Dublin are also home of Teagasc Horticultural college

The activities and role of the Gardens is a great deal more varied than meets the eye.
The purpose is to explore, understand, conserve, and share the importance of plants.
We aim to make the National Botanic Gardens a place where leisure, recreation and education are all compatible for the enjoyment of our visitors.

One Response to “Botanical Gardens Dublin”

  1. deborah October 6, 2016 at 4:51 pm #

    I am missing out for my visit to the organic veggie garden with level 6 sustainable horticulture class at parse college on Friday with class instructor emmer Joyce. Can you send me information or outline of what you might be covering or guidelines you’ll be offering to the students? That way I can research or do some important notes so I’m not left out. Thank you. Debb

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