Dublin's National Botanic Gardens are a sanctuary to over 300 endangered plant species from around the world, in addition to living displays of many other species. It's also home to the National Herbarium, a repository of over 750,000 dried and preserved specimens. The best news for visitors, however, is that this is all free to the public.
The gardens are open every day of the year except for Christmas day. Be aware that this is not a park, however, so activities like sports, picnicking or walking dogs is not permitted on the premises.
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