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- Posted:Tuesday, June 7, 2011
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Travel Tip: Dublin's Botanic Gardens
Dublin City is packed full of great free attractions, many of which are outdoors. One of the city’s top attractions is often overlooked as it is located outside of the city centre. The National Botanic Gardens of Ireland can be found in Glasnevin and it is one of the top free attractions in Dublin.
A visit to the National Botanic Gardens in Dublin is the perfect way to spend a nice day in Dublin. The gardens are open daily and here you will find a great variety of glasshouses and gardens. There is also a visitor centre where you can find a lecture hall, a restaurant and a display area where you can find out more about the history and purpose of the Botanic Gardens.
The main aim of the National Botanic Gardens is to promote and share the importance of plants. This is done through offering the public a chance to explore the gardens and glasshouses at their own ease of with free guided tours. The Botanic Gardens conserve 300 endangered species from around the world, as well as 6 species already extinct in the wild. They also aim to educate visitors to the importance of plants in the world.
However, even if you have no interest in the wonders of the plant world you will enjoy a visit to Dublin’s National Botanic Gardens as the beautiful walkways, green areas and scenery make it a pleasant and free thing to do in Dublin for all ages and tastes.