The National Botanic Gardens are located just 3.5 kilometers north of Dublin city centre
From the south, or City centre: leave Dublin via the Drumcondra road (N1) and turn left at Botanic Avenue, just before crossing the river Tolka, ALTERNATIVELY, leave the city via Phibsborough, on the Finglas road (N2), turning right onto Botanic Road just after Hart's Corner, after passing over the Royal Canal. The Botanic Gardens are close to the junction of Botanic Avenue and Botanic Road. Car parking facilities are available for a flat fee of € 2.
It is a great place to spend a day to view the wide range of flowers and fauna.
Opened in 2000, the visitor centre combines a lecture hall, restaurant and display area with exhibits relating to the history and purpose of the gardens.