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Visiting the Tropical Ravine and Palm House

  • Tropical Ravine opening hours

    Opening hours might change on public and bank holidays. It is free to visit the Tropical Ravine and the Palm House.

    Venue Times
    Tropical Ravine

    Open 10am to 5pm from Monday to Sunday
    Last admission at 4.45pm

    Palm House

    Open 10am to 4.30pm from Monday to Sunday
    Last admission at 4.15pm

    Botanic Gardens Park opening hours
  • Directions to the Tropical Ravine

    You can take Metro bus no. 8 and get off at Queen's University. You can also take Metro bus no.7 and get off at College Park.

    You can enter Botanic Gardens at Botanic Avenue, Stranmillis Embankment and University Road. The Tropical Ravine is nearest to the University Road entrance.

    Travelling by coach or minibus

    There are no parking spaces in Botanic Gardens. Your coach can drop off and pick up people on Stranmillis Road.

    There are street parking restrictions beside Botanic Gardens. We will not accept responsibility for any parking tickets given to groups. If your group has mobility requirements, please tell us when booking a guided tour.

  • Access to Tropical Ravine ground floor

    There is limited access to the ground floor. You can arrange access when booking a tour and for certain activities in the Tropical Ravine Programme.

    To find information on tours and activities, go to Events and education at the Tropical Ravine.

  • Guided tours

    Guided tours are not available. For more information on guided tours, email

  • Attractions and facilities

    Walking routes

    There are walking routes in Botanic Gardens.

    Botanic Gardens

    Botanic Gardens has tropical plants, giant bird feeders, a rose garden, an alpine garden, mature trees, flower beds and sculptures.


    Breastfeeding is welcome in the Tropical Ravine.

    Belfast Wi-Fi

    Free Wi-Fi is available at the Tropical Ravine.

  • Victorian Vignette guided tours

    Victorian Vignette tours are not available.

  • Accessibility at the Tropical Ravine

    The Tropical Ravine is accessible to wheelchair-users. There is lift access to the exhibition on the ravine walkway. Some doors are not automatic.

    Accessible toilet

    There is an accessible toilet in the building.

  • People with hearing loss

    The Tropical Ravine has an induction loop system. Before your visit, email for more information.

  • Sign Language videos

    We have videos about the Tropical Ravine in three languages. You can watch the video you need on a mobile device when visiting the Tropical Ravine. These links open in a new window, on YouTube. 

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Map of the Tropical Ravine

Contact the Tropical Ravine

For more information and advice, get in touch.

07775 031345

Belfast Botanic Gardens, Belfast, BT7 1LP

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