The Gardens

“An enchanting work of art – intimate & extraordinarily peaceful”
Fourteen acres of organic and beautifully designed landscape.’

The historic gardens at Ballintubbert have been expanded with an Arts & Crafts influence to include an impressive variety of gardens & pedimented yew cloisters.

Of particular note is the Sir Edwin Lutyens influenced fountain 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.

Wide view of fountain
Garden Tours
Garden Tours
Foraging & Herbal Medicine
Guided Tour and Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea
Garden Open Days
Afternoon Tea
History of the Garden
History of the Garden
Organic Principles
Organic Principals
Come & experience the magic of Ballintubbert Gardens & House. Simply send us an enquiry and we will get back to you shortly or call us on
+353 (87) 398 1191 or email
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