Extensive program of events.
Salthill Gardens, Mount Charles, County Donegal.
‘Old walls, new settings’. Salthill House, overlooking Donegal Bay is an intact mid 18th house complete with original yard and adjoining walled garden.
Recognised for its ambitious planting of herbaceous flowers, this contemporary garden whispers stories of walled gardens of the past, but to-day stands independently of trends and restorative themes.
Come explore the beautiful Rowallane Garden – a haven for all seasons. Be inspired by the enchanting garden’s dazzling array of exotic species from the four corners of the globe.
Glenarm Castle Walled Garden is one of Ireland's oldest dating from the 18th century and continues to evolve as a centre of horticultural excellence, with exciting herbaceous borders, mount, water features, fruit garden, orchard and displays of flowers from Spring to Autumn.
Simon Haden and Frederieke McMurray manage this oasis of comfort where Irish hospitality, award winning innovative cooking using excellent local produce and total relaxation prevail. Situated in the Burren, Irelands unique and mystical limestone landscape where alpine, arctic and mediterranean plants grow side by side.
Ballymaloe House is a large country house on a 400 acre farm, 30km east of Cork. The house is family run, on the family farm. Comfortable accommodation and an award winning restaurant in pleasant rural surroundings.
Classical figures view the superb vista of Bantry Bay from the terrace. Extensive replanting continues in the gardens. There are fine furnishings and tapestries indoors.Bed & Breakfast accommodation in a wing of the main house April to October.
The historic gardens at Lismore Castle are divided into two. The Upper Garden is a complete example of the 17th century walled garden, whilst The Lower Garden was mostly made in the 19th century.
Visitors can also visit the contemporary art gallery, Lismore Castle Arts, as part of their admission.
NB – the Castle itself remains a private home and is not open to visitors.
The Mayo North Heritage & Family History Research Centre and a small museum of domestic and farm implements adjoin the walled garden and pleasure grounds of the listed heritage house.