Spring Erupts at the National Botanic Gardens

Beyond the Wild Garden

Many people think Botanic Gardens will be boring places to visit during spring. I know when I talk to my friends who are not really into gardening or plants, they struggle to understand why I go to the gardens around now as they don’t think there will be much to see or do there. I happen to think the very opposite and that the gardens are almost at their best now.

At this time of the year the gardens are coming into life and are a riot of colour. From the bark of the still bare trees to the eruptions of spring bulbs from the ground there is colour around every corner of the garden.

The Botanic Gardens in Dublin have a particularly good collection of spring bulbs around this time. The daffodils along the river create a great edge between the gently flowing water and the footpath that follows…

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