5 Gardens To Visit in Dublin
Dublin is filled with historic buildings and natural landscapes that can blow you away. Here’s a curated list of the only five of the popular gardens to visit in Dublin.
The Botanical Gardens are located three kilometres away from Dublin City Centre. They are an have of calm and beauty, and admission is free. A premier scientific institution, the gardens also contain the National Herbarium and several historic wrought iron glasshouses.
Killiney Hill is part of Killiney Hill Park, a small public park looking over Killiney village.
Killiney Hill is a popular with walkers and hikers search of the spectacular views, over the surrounding areas: Dublin to the north-west, the Irish Sea and the mountains of Wales (on a clear day) to the east and south-east, and Bray Head and the Wicklow Mountains to the south.
Malahide Castle has a long and rich history and played a central role in Medieval Irish history. The ornamental gardens neighbouring the castle cover 22 acres and were largely created by Lord Milo Talbot. Who was an enthusiastic plant collector who brought specimens from around the world to create the gardens here and re-landscaped the grounds here to dramatic effect.
The Iveagh Gardens is found behind Harcourt Street, and one of Dublin’s finest parks. It was designed by Ninian Niven in 1865 as an intermediate design between the ‘French Formal’ and ‘English Landscape’ styles, many of the garden’s features, including the maze and sundial, lend themselves to creating our very own Secret Garden.
Display a unique collection of landscape features which include Rustic Grotto’s and Cascade, sunken formal panels of lawn with Fountain Centre Pieces, Wilderness, Woodlands, Maze, Rosarium, American Garden, Archery Grounds, Rockeries and Rooteries
Garden Of Rememberance
The Garden of Remembrance is located in Dublin City at Parnell Square. A place of quiet remembrance and reflection, the garden is dedicated to the memory of all who gave their lives in the cause of Irish freedom.
The garden is open daily throughout the year and admission is free.