Meet In The Garden 1st-4th June 2018

 ‘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 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) 

See here for further information on Gorse Hill Garden


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

See here for further information on Shekina Sculpture Garden


Hunting Brook Gardens, Blessington

Open Fri 1st to Sun 3rd June 11am to 5.30pm

See here for further information on Hunting Brook Gardens


Knockanree Garden, Avoca

Open Fri 1st to Sat 2nd June 9.30am to 1.30pm

See here for further information on Knockanree Garden


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

See here for further information on Dower House


Warble Bank Garden, Newtownmountkennedy

Open Sat 2nd, Sun 3rd and Mon 4th June at 2pm to 6pm

See here for further information on Warble Bank Garden


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

See here for further information on Wren’s Wood Garden


June Blake’s Garden

Open each Wednesday to Sunday 11am to 5.30pm including Bank Holiday Monday June 4th

See here for further details on June Blake’s Garden


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

See here for further information on Mount Usher Gardens


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.

See here for further information on Killruddery House & Gardens



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