Gardens

  • Powerscourt

    One of the world’s great gardens situated 20 km south of Dublin in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains. The gardens were begun by Richard Wingfield, Viscount Powerscourt, in the 1740s. The word garden belies the magnitude of this creation which stretches out over 20 hectares. It is a sublime read more

  • Mount Congreve Gardens

    The gardens at Mount Congreve consist of around seventy acres of intensively planted woodland garden and a four acre wall garden. Mr. Ambrose Congreve was inspired by Lionel de Rothschild’s exceptional garden at Exbury in Hampshire, England. It was here that his interest in gardening was nurtured and he became read more

  • Malahide Castle Gardens

    The gardens as they exist today were largely created by Lord Milo Talbot in the years 1948 to 1973 and cover an area of over 8 hectares – 6.5 hectares of shrubbery and 1.5 hectares of Walled Gardens. The choice of plants is limited by the alkalinity of the soil read more

  • Lodge Park Walled Garden

    The restoration of this 18th century walled garden adjoining Lodge Park, a Palladian house of 1773, started in 1980. The old brick-faced walls look much as they did when it was built, and here fruit, flowers and vegetables are grown for the house. The garden is divided into different sections read more

  • Lakemount Garden

    Nestled in the hills high above Cork, with distant views of the river Lee, Lakemount seems to blend into it’s verdant landscape. In this beautiful corner of Ireland, Brian Cross has created, according to the Royal Horticultural Society, one of Ireland’s “flagship gardens”. The garden was started in the early read more

  • Kilkmokea

    Kilkmokea is situated on the joint estuary of the Nore and the Barrow. The gardens, which cover some 7 acres, fall into two distinct parts. Around the house are the formal walled gardens and set into the stone wall a heavy wooden door leads you into the magical world of read more

  • Ilnacullin

    Perhaps the most magical setting a garden could have is to be on an island, bathed in warm waters of the gulf stream, surrounded by scenery of great natural beauty; such is the situation of Ilnacullin. The Italian garden designed by Harold Peto, the Martello tower, the clock tower, a read more

  • Glenveagh Castle Gardens

    The gardens, created by Henry Mcllhenny from Philadelphia, are part of Glenveagh National Park. Wood gardens and pleasure grounds, Italian and Belgian gardens, terraces with antique sculpture and terracotta pots, all these different themes have been skillfully interwoven against the wild and beautiful Donegal landscape. This, one of the most read more

  • Fota Arboretum

    Fota Arboretum is primarily a collection of good trees and shrubs. The tradition of planting exotic trees and shrubs started by James Hugh Smith-Barry still continues, extending the history of tree planting in the Gardens over 150 years. James Hugh Smith-Barry showed considerable sensitivity in the initial planting of the read more

  • Ballintubbert Garden

    The Garden, Ballintubbert, in Co. Laois is truly a garden in the making. Having been lovingly restored over the past ten years, it is a continuous on-going work of art. The stunning new garden attraction was opened to the public in July 2012 and is now one of Ireland’s largest read more

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