7. National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin
Founded in 1795 by members of the (Royal) Dublin Society, the ‘Bots’ is at the heart of Ireland's horticulture history – and with good reason! The National Botanic Gardens are a wonderland of flower-filled borders, wrought-iron planthouses and tranquil wooded walks, less than 5km from Dublin city. Follow the River Tolka through the gardens, finishing your trip in the Palm House, where philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein used to sit and write. If it's good enough for one of the greatest minds of the twentieth century, it's good enough for us.
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