GoIT Gardens

Abbey Road Gardens

Abbey Road is a plant collector’s cottage style garden situated on the site of a Medieval Abbey. The rich soil and sheltered site makes it possible to grow a wide selection of perennials, old roses, trees and shrubs. It is a small garden with a big heart and a warm welcome.

Airfield Gardens

Fantastic ornamental gardens for you to wander through and take in the romance and elegance of the walled garden and woodland charm of the tea garden.

Altamont Gardens

Large, beautiful old world garden, Robinsonian in style with a strong emphasis on the informal tradition of combining a good plant collection within the natural landscape of its environment. 


Created on a rocky hillside with a natural stream, a hazel woodland, glacial boulders and divided into 17 sections, ithis garden includes water gardens, Japanese sections, dwarf conifer area and a formal herb garden.

Ballintubbert House

The historic gardens at Ballintubbert have been expanded with an Arts & Crafts influence to include an impressive variety of over 40 ‘garden rooms’ and pedimented yew cloisters within 14 acres. There are wild flower meadows and woodlands influenced by William Robinson’s approach to ‘wild gardening’ in contrast to the formal lime walks that flank a hundred meter canal in the more classical gardening tradition.

Ballycommane House Garden

This 4 acre garden features over 1000 native and exotic shrubs and trees. Subtropical species like bananas, tea trees, tree ferns and myrtles thrive in the mild climate and an ancient Bronze-age monument offers a fantastic panoramic view.

Ballynacourty Garden

Forty five years ago Ballynacourty was surrounded by open fields, today the gardens extend to approximately 3 ha in a series of small gardens, all interlinked.

Ballyrobert Garden & Nursery

Ballyrobert Gardens have many delightful features such as the traditional entrance, fairy tree, hole tree and Celtic spiral. These nestle handsomely with the lawns, lake, streams, formal garden, orchard, meadows and woodland.

Visitors have the opportunity to relax and have a cup of tea, freshly baked scones and tray bakes in the tea room.

Beechwood Garden

An award winning garden set on sloping site with panoramic views of surrounding countryside.  It includes a natural water feature, scree beds, mixed planting, herbaceous plants and a variety of grasses.

Bellefield House & Gardens

Two acres of walled gardens built of local Tipperary sandstone have been restored, a woodland area planted with spring bulbs and more recently a 30m long rill and pond has been added to the glasshouse garden. But work is still on-going!! Angela’s obsession with plants has led to the gardens holding one of the largest snowdrop collections in Ireland, heritage and rare daffodils, species and Chinese peonies, colourful iris, old French roses and unusual old fruit trees.

Birr Castle Garden & Science Centre

The Award-Winning Gardens of Birr Castle Gardens and Science Centre in Ireland and the Science Centre are both rich in amazing feats of science and engineering as well as rare trees and flowers, wonderful wildlife, and walks along peaceful rivers and the lake. The Parsons family invite you to explore one of the most extraordinary places in Ireland. Created over generations it is an environmental and scientific time capsule.

Blarney Castle & Gardens

Blarney Castle’s 60 acres of gardens are a joy to explore. Visit the prehistoric Fern Garden, the deadly Poison Garden, and the magical Rock Close. Make a wish on the famous wishing steps while the waterfall cascades alongside. Stroll by the lake, river side and woodlands or in the dazzlingly beautiful arboretums and herbaceous borders in all their splendour.

Boyce’s Gardens

These one acre prize winning Gardens are situated off the N69 road overlooking the tranquil beauty of the River Shannon. The Gardens have been developed over a period of twenty years by the Boyce family. Phyl and Dick Boyce have written a book on gardening called 'Irish Gardening for All Seasons'. Designed for year round colour, the Gardens are divided into a number of informal rooms which provide a microclimate for the many colourful and tender plants that grow here. Boyce's Gardens will stimulate interest and offer inspiration to the keen plants person or novice gardener.

Castle Durrow Country House Hotel

A garden designed over 300 years ago now fully restored, consisting of a secluded walled garden with orchard, vegetable garden, double herbaceous border, duck pond, sunken water garden, cut flower area.

Clonohill Gardens

A country farmhouse garden, circa 1.5 acres, surrounding Clonohill House and close to the Slieve Bloom mountains. The gardens very much reveal the owner’s artistic sensitivity and feature woodlands, lawns, herbaceous borders with many unusual plants and a sheltered walled garden overlooking the lake.

Coolcarrigan Gardens

Hidden oasis on the edge of the Bog of Allen, with a fantastic 15 acre garden full of rare and unusual trees at the end of a long avenue. 

Coolwater Garden

A wonderfully, artistically designed garden on half an acre, steps to the beat of a different drum with its absolutely breathtaking Water Garden, many stunning alpine troughs crammed with choice specimens and an almost chimerical West Garden.

Coosheen Garden

Housing a unique collection of plants that provide interest and colour throughout the year, this is a real plantsmans garden where plants are centre stage.

Dhu Varren Garden

The mission at Dhu Varren Garden is to source and cultivate rare and unusual plants from all the major plant groups around the world. Plants thrive in the mild County Kerry climate and more tender plants are grown in two specialist glasshouses. Fifteen years later, it showcases one of the most diverse plant collections in Ireland within it’s 2.5 acres.

Doreen Drennan Art Studio & Garden

The Drennan Garden is set surrounding an Art Gallery, comprising a walled garden with water feature, a riverwalk garden, and planted lawns.

Perennials and shrubs for exposed Atlantic conditions.

Dromana House & Gardens

Dromana Gardens are on a 30 acre site hanging high above the Blackwater river 3 miles south of Cappoquin.

Festina Lente

The Festina Lente non-profit Walled Victorian Gardens are one of the largest working Victorian Walled Garden in Ireland and contains many beautiful features and stunning fauna and flora. The Ornamental Formal Garden, Pool Garden & Kitchen Garden have been restored all within the original Victorian walls from 1780’s.

Fruitlawn Garden

Transformed in 1999 from two derelict farm buildings and their accompanying land, the garden grows a wide selection of plants originally from the owners father's garden at Beech Park in Clonsilla. It has been called 'enchanting' for its 'billowing borders and quiet corners' by The Irish Garden Magazine, and has received visitors from around the world.

Garra Fado Garden

Garra Fado Garden is set in the beautiful, exposed Beara peninsula. Paths wind their way past a kitchen garden, a pond and ornamental borders filled with plants reflecting life by the sea.

Gleann Aoibheann

Almost 2 hectares of seaside garden, dating back to the 1820’s, run organically, with a big emphasis on wildlife. It is also a very personal arboretum with a wide variety of trees, planted amongst the old oak, beech and conifer trees.

Glenview Gardens & Hobbit House

A beautiful 3 acre garden with amazing designs and fun for all the family. It is full of surprises with each garden style flowing into the next.

Gortnalee House

With a 0.6 acre blank canvas to work on at this newly built house, a challenge was set to design a garden that had no lawns! Planting began early 2009 visitor are welcome to the garden and see how it has progressed since then!

Heron Gallery Gardens

Our garden is haven for wildlife with 2 ponds and wildflower meadow . We grow our own vegetables in raised beds and have colourful flower borders, orchard and young woodland. It is an artist’s garden , full of colour, ideas and inspiration.Our café caters for special diets and serves delicious cakes and scones as well as wholesome lunches.


This mature 4 acre garden has a wide collection of rare and unusual plants.  Special features include large rockery with waterfall, scree beds, gravel areas, ponds, herbaceous alpines, woodland areas with a large collection of rhodoes, azaleas, magnolias and japanese maples with winding paths throughout the garden.

Hough's Garden

Natural setting with borders which have peonies, dahlias and a range of Colourful shrubs and box hedging. Plants and preserves/chutneys for sale.

Hunting Brook Gardens

Hunting Brook garden is the boldly idiosyncratic creation of Jimi Blake, noted Irish horticulturist, plantsman and teacher. Swashbuckling new cultivars, big tropical aralias, lush grasses and zingy colours create an exciting amphitheatre of plants. A unique drama unfolds between the gilded main garden borders and the expansive naturalism of the woodland and meadow landscape.

June Blake’s Garden

June Blake’s Garden is a rare fusion of inspired design and painterly planting. Situated in the townland of Tinode in West Wicklow, and spread over three rural acres, it wraps itself around June’s home, a handsome Victorian farm-steward’s cottage surrounded by a huddle of austerely beautiful, granite-stone farm buildings.

Kilcoan Gardens

This organic garden extends to over 5 acres, situated within the windswept, scenic peninsula of Islandmagee, within the Causeway Coastal Route, Co Antrim. The gardens include a series of rooms, with a cottage garden, vegetable and herb areas, and several meadows. There is also a cut flower field and recently planted 18 acre woodland walk with 10,000 native trees.

Kilfane Glen & Waterfall

Untouched for 200 years, it is a picturesque paradise with a waterfall tumbling its way to a rushing stream and woodland paths leading to a cottage orné.

Kilmokea Gardens

Kilmokea Gardens are beautifully laid out around a pretty Georgian house overlooking the River Barrow.

Knockanree Garden

This prize winning 1.5ha garden was commenced in 1995 and is comprised of a series of areas influenced by gardens in many different countries. There are European and Indian sculptures, a Japanese Zen circle, a Chinese bridge and a French parterre.

Knockpatrick Gardens

Knockpatrick Garden is a privately owned 4 acre farmhouse garden situated outside Foynes, Co. Limerick. The garden is almost 100 years old and is owned by Tim and Helen O’Brien, having been started by Tim’s father in the 1920’s. Plants in the garden include rhododendrons, camellias, azaleas, bamboos, primulas, poppies, banana plants, echiums, meconopsis.


Situated 500 feet above sea level, the traditional farm house is surrounded by cottage garden plantings of mature trees, shrubs, herbaceous borders and an organic vegetable garden.

Kylemore Abbey & Gardens

Set in the heart of the rugged Connemara countryside, a haven of ordered splendour that you are sure to fall in love with.

Larch Hill

18th century parkland garden on 25 hectares, lake, 10 follies and a walled garden.

Mornington Garden

Situated beside Killiney Hill, just above the beautiful heritage village of Dalkey, the garden is approximately 3/4 of an acre, planted between 1935-40. Over the last 10 years, many more herbaceous beds, shrubs and a new vegetable and fruit garden. A wonderful atmosphere of peace and beauty.

Newtownbarry House & Garden

Surrounded by beautiful landscapes, gardens and a large pond adjacent to the entrance of the house.

Oxmantown Mall Garden

A Hidden Treasure in the Midlands....one of our newest gardens, hidden behind the facade of a classic Georgian facade in Birr, Co. Offaly.

Patthana Garden

“Situated in Kiltegan village, Patthana is one of the best small secret gardens in the country. It is the garden of an artist, the painter T.J. Maher, and it shows. Patthana is a garden I wish I had created.” - “The 100 Best Gardens in Ireland” by Shirley Lanigan..

Primrose Hill

The 2.5 ha garden has been created by Robin Hall and the late Cicely Hall, and is more of a botanical garden with a strong sense of design and subtle colour schemes.

Ross Castle

Built in 1590, faces an eighteen acre parkland surrounded by lake and forest. The walled garden is formal. The borders are in white but beyond the glass house there are 4 surprise compartments each surrounded by 3 meter high boxwood hedging and each a variation of style and colour.

Salterbridge House & Gardens

Salterbridge Gardens consist of 5 acres of fine specialist trees and shrubs. The garden has undergone extensive planting over the past twenty years.

Salthill Garden

A half hectare of walled garden built in the latter half of 18th Century, located close to the north shore of Donegal Bay. The current planting started in 1984 and today this creative garden has flowing paths, noteworthy trees, shrubs, roses and perennials.  Vegetables are cultivated on traditional Donegal ridges.

The Barn Gallery & Rose Garden

Rose garden of 100 rose varieties. Shore side wild flower meadow with spectacular views across Dundrum Bay to the Mournes, and St. John's Point Lighthouse.Original stone built farm yard featuring ponds, waterfall, rockery, vines, herbaceous perennials, climbers, hydrangeas, fruit trees and shrubs.

The Dower House

The gardens surrounding this late 18th century house were laid out towards the end of the 19th century with plantings of many fine specimens. Described as one of ‘Wicklow’s finest gardens’ (Jane Powers), the garden are open each year in aid of The Wicklow Hospice.

The Ewe Experience

Ireland’s only interactive sculpture garden is a must see for anyone interested in art, nature or a totally unique experience - the perfect destination for a memorable day out. Set along a spectacular waterfall, it offers visitors a chance to slow down but engage on a journey like no other.

Ticknock Gardens

Idyllic gardens with a rare and special ambience with outstanding unique view of Dublin City and Dublin Bay. A stroll through the garden reveals two major sloping terraces, featuring plants of particular seasonal interest: oriental lilies, rare hostas, a wide range of herbaceous plants, shimmering blue hydrangeas, many maples and more.

Tourin House & Gardens

Tourin Gardens and woodland, created by countless generations since the tower house was first built in 1560 extends over 15 acres to the banks of the Blackwater river. Fine collections of trees, shrubs and plants give colourful displays at all times of the year.

Tullynally Castle Gardens

Magnificent gardens form the setting for one of Ireland’s largest inhabited castles. Follow winding paths to lakes, a grotto and other surprises.

Vandeleur Walled Gardens

Mighty and beautiful old stone walls, behind which an enchanted garden thrives. This is the Vandeleur Walled Garden – once the private garden of Kilrush House, ancestral home to the landed gentry Vandeleur family in the early 19th Century. Here, a horticultural medley of trees, flowers and plants make a garden that offers you a fascinating glimpse into the past combined with a beautiful, re-designed look for a new generation of garden lovers.

Warbel Bank

Warblebank has been in continuous cultivation by many generations of gardeners. The house sits amid two distinct areas.

Wells Garden

Wells House has a stunning Victorian Terrace garden, parterre garden and arboretum designed by the renowned architect and landscape designer, Daniel Robertson. The terraced gardens which have been restored to their former glory sit beautifully into the large setting of his vast parkland design which spans for acres in the stunning Co. Wexford landscape. With two woodland walks, a craft courtyard, adventure playground, restaurant and a busy calendar of events this is a perfect day out for all the family.

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