Explore the Emerald Isle with us
Come with us and see beautiful gardens and wonderful landscapes as well as enjoying the unique culture and history of the magical Emerald Isle.
The gardens of Ireland will entrance you with their beauty, variety and lushness, born of a mild temperate climate and plentiful rainfall.
From small, intimate, privately owned gardens such as Patthana in Co. Wicklow, to large state-run gardens such as Powerscourt in Co. Wicklow, impressive in their scale, you are sure to enjoy the variety on offer.
There are historically significant gardens such as Killruddery in Co. Wicklow, those dedicated to organic produce and food such as the charming Burtown House in Co. Kildare and others with unique features such as Kilfane Glen in Co. Kilkenny.
Our tours specialise in small groups (maximum 12 people) focusing on visiting varied gardens, staying in unique and often historic accommodation, enjoying local produce and providing an authentic Irish experience.
Enjoy tours with ‘Garden Tours of Ireland’ from May to September during the Irish spring, summer and early autumn.
Gardens in the ‘Garden of Ireland’ and the Sunny South-East
On Monday, 27th April to Friday 1st May 2020.
We will collect you, on Monday, from your Dublin hotel and proceed to Mount Usher Gardens, Ashford, Co.Wicklow and have lunch here at the ever-popular Avoca restaurant. Then we visit the Kilmacurragh National Botanic Garden, Co. Wicklow, and carry on to Hunters Hotel, Rathnew, Co.Wicklow where we will overnight and have dinner.
On Tuesday morning we travel to the famous Powerscourt Gardens, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow where we will have a tour and lunch. We'll then proceed to Kilruddery House & Gardens, Bray, Co.Wicklow and later return to Hunters Hotel for dinner and overnight.
Wednesday morning we head to The Bay Garden, Camolin, Co. Wexford and from there we travel to Colclough Walled Garden and Tintern Abbey, Hook Peninsula, Co. Wexford. for lunch and a tour of the Abbey. We then travel to Kilmokea House for dinner and overnight.
Mount Congreve Gardens, Kilmeaden, Co. Waterford is our first stop on Thursday and then back to Kilmokea House & Gardens for lunch in the Conservatory café and explore the gardens, the woodland walks along with dinner here and overnight.
Friday sees us in Huntingbrook Gardens and then to June Blake’s garden where we will lunch in the café and then return to Dublin mid afternoon for drop off to Hotels.
Gardens in Ireland’s Ancient Midlands
Monday, 25th to Friday 30th May 2020
On Monday we collect you from your hotel in Dublin and then go to visit Clonohill Garden (1), Coolrain, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. Then we visit Roundwood House (2), Mountrath, Co. Laois and stay overnight here.
On Tuesday we depart for a visit to Heywood Gardens (3), Ballinakill, Co. Laois and have lunch in Abbeyleix then we tour Fruitlawn Garden (4) in Abbeyleix. We return to Roundwood House for dinner and overnight stay.
The next day we visit Ballintubbert Garden (5), Stradbally, Co. Laois and have lunch at Tynan’s Restaurant, The Storeyard, Portlaoise. Our next visit is to Castle Durrow (6), Durrow, Co. Laois. And then to Step House (7), Borris, Co. Carlow where we stay and dine for the next two nights.
On Thursday we call to Borris House and Gardens (8), Borris, Co. Carlow and go for lunch in Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny after which we visit Woodstock Garden (9), Inistioge, Co.Kilkenny.
On Friday 29th May, our last day, we call to Burtown House And Gardens (10), Ballytore, Athy, Co. Kildare for a tour and lunch, after which we depart for Dublin.
(1) = locations on map below