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A display of hyacinth carnegie and red polyanthus. Photo: Mark Condren

A display of hyacinth carnegie and red polyanthus. Photo: Mark Condren

Essential: The gardens. Photo: Mark Condren

Essential: The gardens. Photo: Mark Condren

Tradition: Brian Furlong keeps manual records of weather conditions every day

Tradition: Brian Furlong keeps manual records of weather conditions every day

Sharing: Dr Matthew Jebb says that keeping plants alive is in everyone’s interest

Sharing: Dr Matthew Jebb says that keeping plants alive is in everyone’s interest

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A display of hyacinth carnegie and red polyanthus. Photo: Mark Condren

Locals in Glasnevin out for their sole daily walk are looking enviously through the black gates of the National Botanic Gardens.

The fine weather and spring bloom has the home of the largest plant collection in Ireland looking its most beautiful.

Dr Matthew Jebb, the director of the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland, said the gardens are "an artistic achievement" and laments that their beauty will not be widely seen this year.