The National Botanic Gardens holds over 15,000 plant species and cultivars from a variety of habitats from all around the world. It is famous for its exquisitely restored and planted glasshouses, notably the Turner Curvilinear Range and the Great Palm House, both recipients of the Europa Nostra award for excellence in conservation architecture.
Visitors can enjoy such features as the Herbaceous borders, rose garden, the alpine yard, the pond area, rock garden and arboretum.
Conservation plays an important role in the life of the botanic garden - it is home to over 300 endangered plant species from around the world including six species which are already extinct in the wild.
Open: Open year round. Check website for opening hours.
Admission: Admission is free. Guided tours are available at cost, and need to be pre-booked.
By Bus: Take bus numbers 4, 9 or 83