Belfast Botanic Gardens
Botanic Avenue, Belfast Route Planner
The Green Guide

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mid Apr-mid Aug: 10am-9pm; in low season: reduced opening hours - Tropical Ravine: daily except Mon 10am-4pm - Palm House: Apr-Sep 10am-4.45pm; Oct-Mar 10am-3.45pm


The Botanic Gardens (11ha) slope gently down to the River Lagan. At the entrance is a statue of physician William Thompson (Lord Kelvin, 1824-1907), a Belfast man, who was the first to propose the temperature scale that is named after him. The tropical glasshouse contains fine specimens of exotic plants. Not far away, Palm House, a very elegant glass structure with a dome, is one of the oldest glasshouses of this style in Europe.


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    444 m - 1 College Green Mews, Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1LW
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    1.22 km - 253 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7EN