• Mount Usher Gardens

    Mount Usher was once a working mill. It was first a tuck mill and later a corn mill. The mill used the Killiskey river, a tributary of the River Vartry, to turn its wheel. Where the main house is today, there was a small cottage with less than an acre Read more [...]

  • National Botanic Gardens

    The National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, founded by the Royal Dublin Society in 1795, is now administered by the Department of Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht. The Gardens, 19.5 hectares on the south bank of the Tolka, contain many attractive features including: an arboretum, rock garden and burren areas, large pond, Read more [...]

  • Primrose Hill

    This lovely, old-world garden opens for February with the early spring wide ranging collection of snowdrops, crocus, iris and hellebores. A visit is a must at this exciting time of year. The garden opens again in June with a wide ranging collection of perennials, many rare, some our own hybrids, Read more [...]

  • Mount Juliet

    Sublime 18th century parkland along the river Nore is embellished with mature and stately stands of oak, lime and chestnut, providing an appropriate setting for the great house which is now a hotel. The extensive walled gardens, where a quiet and calm old-world atmosphere lingers still, has lawns, flowering shrubs Read more [...]

  • Killruddery

    The gardens at Killruddery are the oldest in Ireland still surviving in their original 17th century unique style together with 18th and 19th century additions. Laid out in the 17th century, by a French gardener called Bonet who worked at Versailles, Killruddery is regarded as one of the finest French Read more [...]

  • Dunloe Castle Gardens

    The Dunloe Castle Gardens contain one of the most fascinating and important collections of trees and shrubs in Ireland. In fact, there are trees gowing here that are rarely, if at all found, in Britain or indeed Europe. The most ancient trees are the two Yews known as Adam and Read more [...]

  • Heywood Garden

    Considered the finest Lutyens-designed garden in Ireland, Heywood’s historical interest combines a romantic eighteenth-century garden with a spectacular hillside setting and gothic features. Terraces and elliptical beds encircle a pool and fountain, the whole of which is sheltered by a circular pierced wall. The garden is divided into four parts, Read more [...]

  • Creagh Gardens

    A garden for the romantic; quiet and peaceful, of woodlands sloping down to a sea-estuary with interesting and varied wild life. Over 19 acres of informal gardens based on a number of woodland glades and a serpentine mill-pond, amid a scene reminiscent of the background of a Douanier Rousseau painting Read more [...]

  • Derreen Gardens (V)

    The passion of an Edwardian grandee for shrubs and trees collected from around the globe and lush sub tropical growth promoted by the Gulf Stream combine to make this an unforgettable place. Not for ideas which can be copied in the average garden, to be sure, but for a store Read more [...]

  • Burtown House and Gardens

    Burtown House, an early Georgian villa, is surrounded by lush flower, vegetable and woodland gardens with beautiful park and farmland walks. “It is rare to find one of these houses still in the possession of the descendants of the family that built it. Burtown is one of these treasures, passed Read more [...]

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