Dating from 1828, these gardens were first laid out by the Belfast Botanic and Horticultural Society, but their most important feature came along 10 years later, when noted Belfast architect Charles Lanyon designed the beautiful glass-and-cast-iron conservatory. Now known as the Palm House, this curvilinear Victorian glasshouse contains an excellent variety of tropical plants, including sugar cane, coffee, cinnamon, banana, aloe, ivory nut, rubber, bamboo, guava, and spindly birds of paradise. If the weather’s fine, stroll in the outdoor rose gardens, which date back to 1927. The Ulster Museum is also on the grounds.
Belfast Botanic Gardens & Palm House
College Park, Botanic Avenue, Belfast, BT7 1LP
Our Rating Hours Palm House Apr–Sept daily 10am–4:45pm; Oct–Mar daily 1–3:45pm. Gardens mid-Apr to Aug daily 10am–9pm; Sept to mid-Apr daily 10am–sunset Phone 028/9049-1813 Prices Free admission Other Hours can vary in winter; call ahead.
MapCollege Park, Botanic Avenue, Belfast, BT7 1LP Belfast
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