“An enchanting work of art – intimate & extraordinarily peaceful”
Fourteen acres of organic and beautifully designed landscape, with over 40 garden ‘rooms’
We run a number of events in the gardens throughout the year. Why not give the gift of a garden tour or book yourself and a group of friends in for a foraging and herbal medicine workshop. Private group tours of 10 can be arranged outside of these times. Please call Jenifer on +353 87 2857919 to arrange.
The historic gardens at Ballintubbert have been expanded with an Arts & Crafts influence to include an impressive variety of garden rooms & pedimented yew cloisters.
Of particular note is the Sir Edwin Lutyens design water garden complimented by Gertrude Jekyll style planting schemes.
There are wild flower meadows & 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.
This is Ballintubbert, Baile an Tobair – town of the wells & the gardens are blessed with mineral rich water from its aquifers.
Spring is a blaze of anemones & many varieties of Narcissus & Galanthus, Sweet Woodruff, Aconite & Leucojum.
May is the time for our resplendent Peonies, of particular note are the Ludlowii – the yellow Peony trees & Paeonia Lutea. The Shackleton Garden’s myriad of colours include Echinops, Kiengeshoma palmate & Cephalaria gigantea.
Feast your senses on our prized Rose Garden & explore the renewed Potagers of heirloom & heritage vegetables, abundance of fruits & a cutting garden. Enjoy the Dahlias in late summer, along with an abundance of Cannas, Baptisia australis & Strobolanthus wallichii.
Take a woodland walk to enjoy an array of specimen trees including the rare Gingko biloba & Metasquoia glyptostroboides – the dawn redwood.
Amongst our specimen trees you can find various Japanese Acers, Castanea saliva ‘variegata’ – Spanish variegated horse chestnut, Cupressus macrocarpa, – monthly cypress & Robina pseudoacacia – the false acacia.
Autumn sees the fruits of our labour with ever-abundant crops of soft fruits, fig, plum, cherry, blackcurrant, blackberry, Fall Gold raspberry, kiwis, walnuts & cobnuts as well as traditional orchard fruits including pears, Jonagold, Katy and Bramley apples.