National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin

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Ireland - Dublin

Institution Code: DBN

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

The Great Palm House at night
The Great Palm House at night

About the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin

Founded in 1795. Also includes the National Herbarium of Ireland (DBN).

Main Address:
National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin

Telephone: 353 (0)1 804 0300
Fax: 353 (0)1 836 0080
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Matthew Jebb
    Curator's Name: Darach Lupton
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Elizabeth Brennan
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 25
    Educational Staff Number: 6
    Research Staff Number: 6
    Administration Staff Number: 13

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Yes
  • Date founded: 1795
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: No
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 19 Hectares
  • Total Area: 20 Hectares
    Latitude: 53.3788
    Longitude: -6.2437
    Annual Rainfall: 750 mm
    Altitude: 20.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 4000 Metres
  • Additional Locations
  • Satellite Garden Names: Kilmacurragh Botanic Gardens, Kilbride, Co. Wicklow

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 660000
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 10
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 6000000

Plant Collections

  • Cultivation Taxa Num: 8290
  • Special Collections:Ericaceae, Saxifragaceae, Cupressaceae, Rosaceae, Pinaceae, Zamiaceae, Aquifoliaceae, Orchidaceae, Geraniaceae, Liliaceae, Taxaceae. Rhododendron, Garrya, Paeonia, Acer, Ilex, Pinus, Begonia, Pelargonium, Salix, Crinum, Arbutus, Potentilla, Quercus, Cycads, Threatened native Irish plants.
  • Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    ABS Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: No
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: Yes
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: Yes
    Pollination Biology: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: No
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Sustainability: Yes
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: No
    Urban Environments: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes