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Irish National Botanic Gardens

The Irish National Botanic Gardens[1] (http://www.itb.ie/HorticulturalColleges/botanicgardens) are located in Glasnevin, 5km north-west of Dublin city centre.

It was founded in 1795 by the Royal Dublin Society[?] and has grown to hold 20,000 living plants and many millions of dried plant specimens, contained in a 19 hectare gardens that includes architecturally notable greenhouses.

As well as being a tourist destination and an amenity for nearby residents, it also serves as a centre for horticultural research and training.

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