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...
The Golden Mile stretches from Queen's University to the city centre, is approximately one mile long, and hosts about 80
per cent of the city's most happening night spots. The mile includes Internet cafes, bars, clubs, restaurants, cinemas and ...
If you're visiting the Lagan Lookout , or admiring the Customs House , you'll notice this big fish, commissioned to
crown the face lift of the Belfast docks. It's by John Kindness, and the most interesting things about this ...
The Belfast City Skin Works houses what must be one of the most unusual Belfast museums; 'The Celtic and World
Tattoo Museum'. This rare collection of designs, photos, books and instruments has been put together by David "Skull" Bingham ...
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