8 Gardens In Ireland You Should Visit

by Editor

Ireland is a beautiful place filled with a rich history and a lively atmosphere. The Irish people are some of the warmest people in the world, and tourists can’t get enough of the country’s beautiful landscapes. If you head to Ireland soon, you should check out these beautiful gardens during your trip:

Powerscourt Garden

National Geographic voted Powerscourt Garden as the third most beautiful garden in the world. It features 47 acres of stunning gardens, showcasing the country’s highest waterfall. It may seem like you have already toured the world with its Italian and Japanese gardens when you head here. It also has statuary. Don’t forget to explore many of the hidden gems in the park. 


Owned by the Brabazon family, the Killruddery is a functional house that has a beautiful garden and farm. The gardens were mainly the work of the 3rd and 6th Earls of Meath. When you visit here, don’t be surprised to see tons of events as the grounds now serve as a weekend farmers market and a family day venue. It also hosted numerous film festivals and weddings. 

Mount Usher Gardens

Only a short drive from Dublin, Mount Usher Gardens is a destination you must not miss when you visit Ireland. Get ready to be amazed by the garden’s 5,000 plant species. When you visit the place, you will know the reason why Gardeners World Magazine voted it as the best garden in Ireland in 2009 and 2010. If you have your special someone during your visit, you can take a stroll down the garden’s romantic spots like the shaded winding paths. 

National Botanic Gardens

National Botanic Gardens in Dublin City Center is a 40-acre oasis home to the National Herbarium that contains over 20,000 species of plants. Once you visit this outstanding botanical garden, notice how the plants thrive.

Garnish Island Gardens

Located at Bantry Bay, the Garnish Island Garden is another one that you must not miss when visiting Ireland. Aside from the stunning plants and landscaping throughout the garden, it also has one of the most important historical structures, including the 1805 Martello Tower, clock tower, Grecian Temple, Italian Temple, Italian Tea House, and walled gardens that will truly amaze you. 

Loughcrew Gardens

Another historic garden in Ireland is the Loughcrew Gardens, which features 17th and 18th-century gardens occupying the six-acre space. Guests can explore St. Oliver Plunkett’s family church and tower house. It is also noteworthy to add that the gardens have sculptures by Ann Meldon Hugh dotting the area, making up for a beautiful walk along its extensive lawns. If you want to maximize your visit to the garden, you can join the garden’s organized walks. 

Kylemore Abbey Walled Garden

The Kylemore Abbey Walled Garden is among the most visited gardens in Ireland for its incomparable beauty. The six-acre area features a Victorian walled garden built from 1867 to 1871. According to visitors, the garden has similarities with London’s Kew Gardens

Irish National Stud’s Japanese Gardens

For your last stop, you can dedicate some time to exploring the Irish National Stud’s Japanese Gardens. The gardens were laid out by Japanese master horticulturist Tassa Euda and his son Minoru between 1906 and 1910. The long wait was well worth it because what they created became one of the most renowned in the world that attracting more than 150,000 annual visitors. 

Explore these gardens the next time you visit and let us know about your experience.

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