Leisure, recreation, education
The National Botanic Gardens of Ireland, just a short bus ride from O'Connell Street in Dublin, are a delight. The arboretum, pond, river banks, cultivar collections, vegetable gardens, glasshouses and wildlife, provided interest for every visitor. And it costs you nothing - admission is free!
The recently restored Great Palm House (above) is 20 metres high and is the tallest building in the garden and contains an amazing array of plants from countries somewhat warmer than this one. Indeed, all the glasshouses, many of them recently restored, are worth a visit.
|In the glasshouses!|
|This squirrel was the only wildlife that we spotted in the gardens.|
|A very small part of the Herbaceous border|
|What is Life?|
Also in the Visitor Centre, you will find a lovely little cafe where you may enjoy a snack or indeed treat yourself to lunch. We enjoyed some coffee and the delicious pastries above. By the way, you can walk direct from here to Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum and here too you'll find a cafe for refreshments.
Chapter One Restaurant
Dinner of Delights at Restaurant Forty One