Situated next to Queen's University , the Botanic Gardens have provided a sanctuary from the pressures of city life since ... More
Situated next to Queen's University , the Botanic Gardens have provided a sanctuary from the pressures of city life since 1827. Especially prized is the iron and glass hothouse known as the Palm House - a splendid example of Victorian workmanship. The Palm House is a companion to the great glasshouses at Kew Gardens in London and the Botanic Gardens in Dublin, all of which were designed by Charles Lanyon. The Belfast version is a little diminutive in comparison with the great buildings at Kew, but has the same grace of design and contains an enormous variety of tropical plants. The gardens also contain rose beds, beautifully maintained herbaceous borders and a children's playground. The summer months see show jumping and free performances by brass bands. Admission is free.
I always visit Botanic Gardens every time I have my regular swim at the Queen's Sports Centre just besides the gardens.
There are interesting places inside the gardens not to be missed like the Palm House, Rose gardens (various rose breeds) and of course the museum (closed till 2009 for renovation). Beautiful flowers are expected during spring time and always changing...
Royal Botanic Garden includes cycads (plants from the dinosaur era) and Britain's tallest palm trees. In the rock garden, there
are marsh orchids, campanulas and lilies. The Pringle Chinese Collection, an unrivaled assembly of wild origin Chinese plants, grow ...
These beautiful botanical gardens cover 10 acres of land that slopes gently down to meet the River Ouse. Sir John
Murray Naesmith designed the gardens in the 19th century and within the gardens lay the ruins of St Mary's ...
This tour offered by Citybus is the easiest way to see what Belfast has to offer if you've an afternoon
to spare. It is the only Belfast tour delivered in four languages which are English, French, German and Spanish. ...