‘Meet in the Garden’ is part of the European Year Of Cultural Heritage (EYCH), gardens all over county Wicklow will be joining hundreds of others across Europe for a celebration of our garden heritage.
Gardens and parks nationwide, historic, contemporary, urban or rural will be open this June Bank holiday weekend (1st to 4th June). For more on EYCH visit www.eych2018.com or click on the logo on left. Below is a listing of county Wicklow gardens taking part, for more information on each garden visit Wicklow Tourism’s website here. To download a poster scroll to the end of this article
National Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurragh
Guided walks on each day at 12 midday and 3pm – No charge, meet in the car park.
Saturday 2nd June at 2.30pm – guided walk – ‘Hedgerows and Meadows.’ No charge, meet in the car park.
The 12pm and 3pm guided walks are available everyday from mid March until mid October. The Hedgerows and Meadows walk will be held every Saturday during May, June and July.
See here for further information on National Botanic Gardens Kilmacurragh
Gorse Hill Garden
Cliff Road, Windgates, Bray
Sunday 3rd June Open Garden day at 11am to 5pm
Guided Garden tour at 12 noon and 2:30pm
Bring a picnic lunch. Willow Tunnel and other garden installations. Amphitheatre
Tea and Coffee served throughout the day
*(There is no parking at Gorse Hill. Please arrange to car pool or leave your car at the beginning of the Cliff Road and enjoy the 15 minute walk down to the very, very last house before going onto the Bray/Greystones Cliff Walk. The gardens are very, very steep and toddlers and children must be accompanied by parents at all times. Unfortunately there are no wheelchair facilities and pets are not allowed)
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Shekina Sculpture Garden
Open 11am – 5pm
Most of the sculptures were chosen because of their strong symbolic content and have evolved over a thirty year period. The garden is a haven for art lovers and garden enthusiasts.
Booking essential 040446128 / 0868569106 email@example.com
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Hunting Brook Gardens, Blessington
Open Fri 1st to Sun 3rd June 11am to 5.30pm
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Knockanree Garden, Avoca
Open Fri 1st to Sat 2nd June 9.30am to 1.30pm
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Dower House, Ashford
Monday 4th June from 2.30pm to 6pm
Groups only (minimum 2) by appointment only
€5 pp in aid of Wicklow Hospice Foundation
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Warble Bank Garden, Newtownmountkennedy
Open Sat 2nd, Sun 3rd and Mon 4th June at 2pm to 6pm
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Wren’s Wood Garden
Open daily 9.30am to 1.30pm. (Visitors wishing to see the gardens in the afternoon or at other times can ring in advance on 01 2810274)
Open all day on June 4th Bank holiday Monday
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June Blake’s Garden
Open each Wednesday to Sunday 11am to 5.30pm including Bank Holiday Monday June 4th
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Festina Lente Gardens
Open Friday 1st and Monday 4th June 9am to 5pm, Saturday 2nd June 9:30 to 6pm and Sunday 3rd June 11am-6pm. A small garden centre will be open in the gardens.
See here for further information on Festina Lente
Mount Usher Gardens
Open Friday 1st to Monday 4th June 10am to 6pm (last admission 5.15pm)
Student and seniors €6.50pp. Adults €7pp. Children age 4 to 15 yrs €3.50pp and under 4 yrs go free
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Killruddery House & Gardens
Open Daily 9.30am to 6pm
Saturday 2nd of June Falconry on the lawns 1.30pm – 4pm
Garden Entry – Student and seniors €6.50pp. Adults €7.50pp. Children under 4 yrs go free
House Tour & Garden Entry – Student and seniors €12pp. Adults €14pp.
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