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Garden Tours of Ireland

Private Garden Tours

Discover Ireland's world-famous gardens, as well as some of its best-kept secrets. We offer private tours of Ireland, that you can customise to include visits to any of the Irish gardens on your wishlist. If you're looking to create your very own garden tour of Ireland, then look no further.

Popular Gardens in Ireland:

This is your tour of Ireland, and which gardens you visit is completely up to you. Just let us know which gardens appeal to you most and we can design a tour to match. Of course, we'll be happy to make recommendations too. To whet the appetite, here are a few of Ireland's most popular gardens.

National Botanic Gardens, Dublin

National Botanic Gardens County Dublin

Located only 5km from Dublin city centre, the National Botanic Gardens are 19.5 hectares of lush, diverse gardens formed on the floodplain of the River Tolka.

Iveagh Gardens, County Dublin

Iveagh Gardens County Dublin

Created in 1865 and donated to the Irish State in 1939, with the promise that they remain "unbuilt on". Since then, the surrounding area has sprawled upwards while the 8.5 acres of the Iveagh Gardens have remained a so-called "lung for Dublin".

Loughcrew Gardens, County Meath

Loughcrew Gardens County Meath

Featuring St. Oliver Plunkett's family church, a Tower House and a medieval motte. Loughcrew gardens combine landscaping techniques from the 17th and 19th centuries, set across six sprawling acres of lush County Meath terrain.

Powerscourt House, County Wicklow

Powerscourt House Gardens County Wicklow

Boasting over 200 varieties of trees and shrubs and spanning a whopping 47 acres, Powerscourt House Gardens is a horticultural gem found on the grounds of the equally impressive Powerscourt House in County Wicklow.

Irish National Stud and Gardens

Irish National Stud and Gardens County Kildare

While the main attraction here is the National Stud, the Japanese Gardens are the finest of their kind in Europe. The gardens were built between 1906 and 1910, to symbolise the 'Life of Man', by Japanese master horticulturist Tassa Eida and his son Minoru.

Wells House, County Wexford

Wells House & Gardens County Wexford

After decades of neglect, the gardens at Wells House were restored using the original plans of Daniel Robertson from the 1830s. Bringing the mature trees and plants of the grounds back into focus. The gardens were reopened to the public in 2012 and have since become one of County Wexford's main tourist attraction.

Garnish Island, County Cork

Garnish Island GardensCounty Cork

The gardens of Garnish Island are allowed to flourish thanks to Glengarriff harbour's mild humid micro-climate, created by a pine shelter belt. The island is accessible from the mainland via ferry from the village of Glengarriff.

Blarney Castle Gardens, County Cork

Blarney Castle Gardens County Cork

While grounds may be more famous for the castle it houses, many visitors leave in awe of the gardens. Set over 60 acres of tranquil parklands, waterways and ever-changing vegetation.

Portstewart Golf Club

Kylemore Abbey Gardens County Galway

With 40 gardeners tending to the 21 heated glasshouses, Kylemore Abbey Gardens offer a rare element of order in the wilds of Connemara. First developed in the late 1800s, along with the famous abbey, the 6 acres of pristine garden continues to charm visitors of the region year after year.

Belfast Botanic Gardens

Belfast Botanic Gardens County Antrim

An intricately crafted public garden dating back to 1828. Spread over 28 acres of South Belfast and nestled between the River Lagan and Queen's University.

National Botanic Gardens, Dublin

National Botanic Gardens County Dublin

Located only 5km from Dublin city centre, the National Botanic Gardens are 19.5 hectares of lush, diverse gardens formed on the floodplain of the River Tolka.

Iveagh Gardens, County Dublin

Iveagh Gardens County Dublin

Created in 1865 and donated to the Irish State in 1939, with the promise that they remain "unbuilt on". Since then, the surrounding area has sprawled upwards while the 8.5 acres of the Iveagh Gardens have remained a so-called "lung for Dublin".

Loughcrew Gardens, County Meath

Loughcrew Gardens County Meath

Featuring St. Oliver Plunkett's family church, a Tower House and a medieval motte. Loughcrew gardens combine landscaping techniques from the 17th and 19th centuries, set across six sprawling acres of lush County Meath terrain.

Powerscourt House, County Wicklow

Powerscourt House Gardens County Wicklow

Boasting over 200 varieties of trees and shrubs and spanning a whopping 47 acres, Powerscourt House Gardens is a horticultural gem found on the grounds of the equally impressive Powerscourt House in County Wicklow.

Irish National Stud and Gardens

Irish National Stud and Gardens County Kildare

While the main attraction here is the National Stud, the Japanese Gardens are the finest of their kind in Europe. The gardens were built between 1906 and 1910, to symbolise the 'Life of Man', by Japanese master horticulturist Tassa Eida and his son Minoru.

Wells House, County Wexford

Wells House & Gardens County Wexford

After decades of neglect, the gardens at Wells House were restored using the original plans of Daniel Robertson from the 1830s. Bringing the mature trees and plants of the grounds back into focus. The gardens were reopened to the public in 2012 and have since become one of County Wexford's main tourist attraction.

Garnish Island, County Cork

Garnish Island GardensCounty Cork

The gardens of Garnish Island are allowed to flourish thanks to Glengarriff harbour's mild humid micro-climate, created by a pine shelter belt. The island is accessible from the mainland via ferry from the village of Glengarriff.

Blarney Castle Gardens, County Cork

Blarney Castle Gardens County Cork

While grounds may be more famous for the castle it houses, many visitors leave in awe of the gardens. Set over 60 acres of tranquil parklands, waterways and ever-changing vegetation.

Portstewart Golf Club

Kylemore Abbey Gardens County Galway

With 40 gardeners tending to the 21 heated glasshouses, Kylemore Abbey Gardens offer a rare element of order in the wilds of Connemara. First developed in the late 1800s, along with the famous abbey, the 6 acres of pristine garden continues to charm visitors of the region year after year.

Belfast Botanic Gardens

Belfast Botanic Gardens County Antrim

An intricately crafted public garden dating back to 1828. Spread over 28 acres of South Belfast and nestled between the River Lagan and Queen's University.

Your unique garden tour of Ireland

Let us know what Irish gardens you would like to visit, and we'll design a tour to fit your specifications. Where and when you visit is all up to you. If you're going to certain regions of Ireland but you're unsure of the best gardens to visit, we can guide offer you some suggestions. Not every member of your group wants to visit gardens? We can add plenty of other attractions to keep them entertained too.

How it works...

  • You get in touch

    Get in touch. You tell our small team about your ideal garden tour of Ireland. We cater for all group sizes, interests and budgets.

  • We listen

    We listen and design a customised garden tour to match your needs, drawing on years' experience, contacts and local knowledge. We can work within your budget, find out what works best for you and then quote you a price.

  • We do all the legwork

    Once you're happy with the design, we'll arrange everything for you. All you have to do is book your flights.

  • You enjoy your vacation

    Final step: Just relax and enjoy your vacation. The hard work is done, you can now enjoy everything Irish gardens have to offer...

What else do I get from my tour?

All our garden tours are bespoke, customized uniquely for you and your group. That means you can choose exactly the right balance of gardens and other tour attractions for your party. Focus exclusively on gardens, or mix them in with visits to Ireland's wealth of other tourist attractions.

What's Included?

Most of our private garden tour guests ask us to design an all-inclusive tour, with all the garden visits, breakfasts and evening meals included. And it's easy to see why. As well as offering amazing value, our all-inclusive packages give you peace of mind that everything is budgeted for and that there will be no nasty surprises or hidden costs along the way.

Our private garden tours usually include all of these benefits as standard:

Airport Transfers

Arrive in style, depart in comfort. Your driver-guide will meet you at the airport.

All Accommodation

With many years in the business, we can offer the best accommodation choice at the best price.

Driver-Guide

Our driver-guides are real Irish experts who know how to make your vacation truly unforgettable.

Meals

All meals during your stay are usually included. Enjoy Breakfast and evening meals at your accommodation.

North & South

You can let us know what gardens you would like to see, across Northern and Southern Ireland, and we can organise the visits for you.

Anything Else?

Is there something that could make your memorable journey truly unforgettable? Just let us know so that we can include it in your tour.

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