Airfield Farm and Garden
: Upper Kilmacud Road,
, County Dublin, Republic of Ireland, Tel:+353 1 298 4301.
Ardgillan Castle And Victorian Gardens
- Airfield, Dublin’s only working urban farm, is a 35
acre estate with 20 acres of farmland. The striking garden
showcases a collection of cacti and succulent plants. A Victorian walled garden
with espaliered fruit trees has a series of garden rooms edged with box or hornbeam and a formal rose garden, a small ornamental pond, side borders and
island beds. Other areas include a formal front lawn, a woodland garden
with spring flowers and over 100,000 bulbs, a Yew Border, edged with old Irish yews, a lush tropical border,
the Green Fingers Garden for young gardeners, a culinary and medicinal herb garden,
and a vegetable garden. The gardens are worked sustainably, with no
artificial pesticides or fertilizers, using only compost and manure from
, Dublin City Area North, County Dublin, Republic of Ireland, Tel: +353 1 849 2212.
Blessington Street Basin (Dublin's Secret Garden)
- This Dublin Regional Park, situated on coastal
highlands, offers 194 acres of rolling pastureland, mixed woodland
and gardens overlooking the bay of Drogheda. Gardens include the Rose Garden,
a Victorian Conservatory, a Walled Garden and The National Plant Collection of Shrubby Potentillas.
: Blessington Street,
, County Dublin, Republic of Ireland, Tel: +353 1 6612369.
- Lined with plants and seating, this former city reservoir is now a quiet
oasis for both visitors and the ducks and swans populate the island at
the center of the reservoir.
: Rock Hill, Blackrock, Dublin City Area South, Co. Dublin, Republic Of Ireland, Tel: +353 (0)1 288 7407.
- Deepwell’s award-winning garden 3 acre walled garden
was designed in 1842 and redesigned in 1955. It features an Italianate
garden with boxed parterres, a classical temple with views of the Irish Sea
beyond and an herb garden.
: 45 Sandford Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6, Co. Dublin, Republic Of Ireland, Tel: +353 (0)1 4971308.
Dublin Garden Group
- This popular urban garden includes series of smaller
theme gardens arranged around a central canal and smaller pools, set in Kilkenny limestone,
and showcases a diverse plant collection with a specialty of rare herbaceous plants.
: c/o John Beatty, 18 Waltham Terrace, Blackrock, County Dublin, Republic of Ireland, Tel: +353 1 283 2934.
- Ireland's most distinguished private gardens in the
greater Dublin area not normally open to the public. Please
consult web page for contact information.
: Monkstown Avenue,
County Dublin, Republic of Ireland, Tel: +353 1 2803912.
- Surrounding a lodge dating back to 1790, this small
city garden is divided into 3 areas including a yellow garden, a formal
garden, and a lawn with herbaceous plants, old roses and climbers.
: Farmleigh House,
, Dublin City Area North, County Dublin, Republic of Ireland, Tel: +353 1 815 5900.
- Farmleigh House, a fine example of Georgian-Victorian architecture,
offers 79 acres of grounds which showcase
a Dutch-style sunken garden (with 3 brick terraces descending to an oval pool
graced by a marble fountain of carved putti figures,
plus topiary peacocks and spirals), a small apple orchard, the Walled Garden
(with yew hedges, roses, herbaceous borders and charming ornamental structures),
a famous clock tower and a lake.
Enniskerry Road, Sandyford, Dublin, Republic of Ireland, Tel: +353 (0)1 295 6000.
Garden of Remembrance
- Privately owned, this lovely property includes 40 acres of parkland, woodland, rockery and water gardens,
with rhodedendrons, azaleas, camellias and native and non-native trees and shrubs.
: Parnell Square East,
, County Dublin, Republic of Ireland, Tel: +353 1 874 3074
- Honoring those who gave their lives in the cause of Irish Freedom, this garden is a
place for quiet reflection. Features include steps and an Orsin Kelly sculpture.
This is the garden visited by the Queen in 2011.
: Clonmel Street, Dublin,
County Dublin, Republic of Ireland, Tel: +353 1 475 7816.
- This special "secret garden", designed by Ninian Niven in 1863
and restored in 1995, includes a rustic grotto,
cascade, fountains, maze in box hedging, rosarium with pre-1860 rose
varieties, archery grounds, exotic trees, wilderness and woodlands.
: Glenamuck Road,
, County Dublin, Republic of Ireland, Tel: +353 1 2955884.
- This one hectare Victorian Garden, in the foothills of the Dublin mountains,
showcases a 70 year collection of unusual plants (including a variety of
rhododendron, hardy geraniums and ferns) against the backdrop of a
granite outcropping. Open to groups by appointment. Part of
the Dublin Garden Group.
: Grange Road, Rathfarnham
, Dublin City Area South, County Dublin, Republic of Ireland, Tel: +353 1 493 7372.
National Botanic Gardens
- Situated in a remarkable 200 acre estate within the city, this historic house and gardens have been recently restored.
A 4.5 acre Walled Garden is a Regency ornamental garden with an extensive display of period plants
ranging from herbaceous borders to shrub beds. Structures include the Head Gardener's house,
orangery, arbor and water features. A kitchen garden displays a collection of Regency fruit trees, vegetables and
bothys (simple shelters).
, County Dublin, Republic of Ireland, Tel: +353 1 804 0300.
- Founded by the Royal Dublin Society in 1795, this
19.5 hectare garden on the south bank of the Tolka, displays a wealth of
plants, including an arboretum, sensory garden, rose garden, Chinese
slope, rock garden and burren area, large pond, sculpture, extensive herbaceous borders, student garden and annual display of decorative plants including a rare example of Victorian carpet bedding. The marvelous Glasshouses include the beautifully restored Curvilinear Range (a long row of glass houses with collections
from the mountains of South-East Asia, Tender Gymnosperms including some cycads,
and plants from the southern hemisphere including Australia, South
Africa and South America),
the Great Palm House, the Alpine House, the Flowering House (with cacti
and succulents), the Orchid House, the Victoria
water lily house, the Fern House and the Teak House (with floral
displays). A Herbarium and Library is provides an magnificant
resource on the flora of Ireland.
: Primrose Lane, Lucan
, County Dublin, Republic of Ireland, Tel: +353 1 6280373.
- This 6 acre garden, surrounding a Regency Villa, is of more recent origins, developed over
the last 40 years. It showcases a large collection of perennial plants, roses and lilies, many of them rare, a collection
of crocasmia and a strain of lobelias, a spring garden with snowdrops, irises, hellebores, erythroniums, auriculas, and paeonies, and a
, County Dublin, Republic of Ireland, Tel: +353 1 2822203.
St. Anne's Park and Rose Gardens
- This romantic garden overflows with old roses,
intertwined in apple trees, clematis and honeysuckle. Herbaceous flowers
highlight the borders with varied color palettes. Also on site are
a cutting and vegetable garden, a grass tennis court and a newly planted
Millennium Walk of Turkish Hazel leading to a meadow. Part of the
Dublin Garden Group
: Raheny, Dublin, Republic of Ireland, Tel: +353 (0)1 8331859. 270 acres).
- This 270 acre park encompasses extensive woodlands, water features and
magnificent rose gardens.
: 12 Shanganagh Vale, Cabinteely, Co. Dublin, Republic Of Ireland, Tel: +353 (0)1 2825207.
Talbot Botanic Gardens
- A suburban garden showcases a rich variety of plants
including the native and from around the world, and the rare to the
: Malahide Castle,
, County Dublin, Republic of Ireland, Tel: +353 1 8169914.
War Memorial Gardens
- Lord Milo Talbot's collection of over 5,000 species of plants, with
an emphasis on
Southern Hemisphere shrubbery, particularly Australasian and Chilean species,
is displayed on a 20 acre portion of the 270 acre demesne of Malahide Castle.
Highlights include a Walled Garden and a Glasshouse.
: South Circular Road, Islandbridge, Dublin, Republic of Ireland, Tel: +353 (0)1 475 7816.
60 acre park stretching parallel along the south bank of the River Liffey,
contains a War Memorial designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens commemorating the 49,000 Irish Soldiers who died in the First World War. At either end
of the circular sunken rose garden are two pairs of granite "Bookrooms" which hold the names of those who died.