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Biodiversity Month Guided Tour: Lichens, Mosses & the Dawn of Green Life

We live in a world of green plants, trees in leaf and flowers in bloom everywhere. But what of the smaller growing things, the often-forgotten algae, lichens and mosses which grew upon the earth before a tree or flower ever raised their heads, and which still survive today in the harshest environments? Join us at the Gardens this Biodiversity Week to examine the intricate beauty of mosses and lichens, hear fascinating stories of these ancient forms of life, and learn how they have helped shape the very fabric of the world we live in.

Note: To better see this tour’s small flora, bring along a hand lens, magnifying glass or even a magnifier app on your phone!

At the National Botanic Gardens we are holding Biodiversity Month throughout May to celebrate the wonders of Irish biodiversity. As always National Biodiversity Week will be running from 19th to 28th May 2023.

Tours will take place with a minimum of 2 people. Children under 12 go free.

Unable to Attend? Please Cancel

If you make a booking and find yourself unable to attend do please let us know

• by cancelling your reservation here on Eventbrite – or

• by phoning us during opening hours at (01) 804 0319 or (01) 857 0909.

You’ll free a space for someone else to attend.

Where to Meet

Meet at the sign in front of the Visitor Centre, outside the Café. Your guide, wearing an identifiable name badge, will meet you there.

Location: National Botanic Gardens of Ireland Botanic Road Glasnevin Dublin 9 Ireland

General Admission is 5 euros and spots can be reserved online.

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