Urban Plant Life Dublin

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Urban Plant Life – A plant shop or an urban oasis?

A plant shop or a garden centre might not be on a tourist’s radar when coming to Dublin, which can be understandable, with all the museums and parks to go to, and all the Guinness to drink. However, after a few days in the capital you might feel like wandering off the beaten track, and that’s when a visit to Urban Plant Life might be welcome.

I’ve always seen it as a bit more than “just a plant shop”, mostly because it doesn’t even look like a shop, but almost like a tiny botanic garden. The large plant and tree section might make you feel like you’re in a park, in the middle of which you will suddenly stumble upon a vintage piano (anyone welcome to play) or Jess the resident cat. And the cactus and succulent room feels a bit like a desert!

I wouldn’t call myself a proud plant lady, but I do enjoy an occasional visit to the oasis that to me is Urban Plant Life. It gives me a real sense of tranquility and happiness even if I don’t buy anything. And true, you might not be able to bring an Irish plant home with you, but you can always buy seeds as a souvenir 😉

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Cork Street 110, Dublin

Telephone number


Opening Times

Mon - Fri 09:30 - 18:00, Sun 13:00 - 18:00


Small plant ~: € 4


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)