Parks & Gardens

Powerscourt House & Gardens

Situated on a hill near Enniskerry in Co Wicklow, Powerscourt House has a fascinating history, as do the impressive gardens which surround it.

Marlay Park

On a sunny day in Dublin Marlay Park is buzzing with visitors picnicking on the grass, walking the forest trails, taking the kids to the playground, …

Doneraile Court & Wildlife Park

This walled park, extending over more than 400 acres and bisected by the Awbeg River hasĀ formal gardens, sweeping parkland vistas, groves of …

Colclough Walled Garden

The work of heroic local volunteers has seen this typical Georgian walled garden, with both ornamental and kitchen gardens, transformed from overgrown …

Heywood Gardens

The house that once stood here is now gone, lost to fire in 1951, only the impressive entrance gates hinting at previous grandeur.

Kilruddery House & Gardens

A 17th century garden little changed in 3 centuries, the gardens at Kilruddery House are of special interest to gardening historians, but you …

The National Stud and Japanese Gardens

If Kildare is the home of the horse in Ireland, this is it's headquarters.

The Phoenix Park

This vast enclosed park in Dublin houses a Zoo, residences for the president of Ireland and the US ambassador as well as a herd of wild deer.

Killykeen Forest Park

Killykeen is a large forested area beside Lough Oughter in Co Cavan, which as well as good walks has an interesting ruined castle on an Island and a …

The Watergarden, Thomastown

This small garden is managed and staffed by the residents of Camphill, a movement composed of individuals, many with special needs, who live together …

Irish National Heritage Park

The history of early Ireland is brought vividly to life here, through reconstructed buildings and re-enactments of the life and work of Irish people …

Tullynally Castle

Tullynally has been home to the Pakenham family for more that 350 years, and still is.

Ballymaloe Gardens

There are several very different gardens here, including the perfect kitchen garden growing vegetables and herbs for the famous Ballymaloe restuarant …

The Dillon Garden

Surprisingly located in suburban Dublin the Dillon garden is packed with unusual plants beautifully planted.

Mount Usher Gardens

In the 'Garden of Ireland', Co Wicklow, Mount Usher is a place of careful but informal planting in keeping with the surrounding countryside.

Dublin Zoo

Located in the wonderful Phoenix Park, Dublin Zoo is one of Ireland's most popular visitor attractions and is a perennial kid's favourite.