National Botanic Gardens are situated in
Glasnevin in North Dublin. They grow a huge
selection of plants from Ireland and around
gardens grow plants for their beauty, but
a botanic garden grows them so we can learn
about plant science.
National Botanic Gardens keep a record of
all the plants they have in their collection.
They note when the plants arrive, where
they come from and where they are growing
in the garden. This reference guide
is used to identify plants.
National Botanic Gardens also plays an important
role in conservation by growing rare
or endangered plants. Botanists can learn
more about plant biology and horticulture
by studying plants at the Botanic Gardens.
is also very important at the National Botanic
Gardens, so that we can all understand more
about plants, how they grow and why they
are important to people.
The Office of Public Works (OPW) looks after
the running of the gardens.
If you want to find
out more about the National Botanic Gardens,
check out their website at www.botanicgardens.ie