Galway Garden Trail

Galway Garden Trail

There are some fascinating gardens in County Galway. Even non-gardeners will find something of interest, such as the gardens at old castles.

There are some fascinating gardens in County Galway. Even non-gardeners will find something of interest, such as the gardens at old castles. This tour takes you on a journey of gardening exploration and discovery, as we travel east to west across Ireland. You will be amazed at the diversity of characteristics, features and settings we uncover – to say nothing of the gardens’ owners!

 

The four-star Raheen Woods Hotel, in the medieval town of Athenry, has 50 en-suite bedrooms each with satellite TV, hairdryer, tea/coffee-making facilities and free WiFi.  There is an indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym.

Day 1

We drive from Belfast through Kells to Tullynally Castle Gardens where we explore its 12 acres of gardens and two ornamental lakes. We arrive in Athenry in time for dinner.

Hotel: Raheen Woods Hotel. Athenry **** (3 nights D, B&B)

D

Day 2

This morning it’s Ardcarraig Garden which specialises in primulas, poppies and hostas. Then we drive further into Connemara toBrigit’s Garden where the four main gardens represent Celtic fire festivals.

B, D

Day 3

The first stop today is Woodville Walled Garden, where we enjoy tea/coffee and homemade cake. Next, at Lough Derg, we visit Portumna Castle and Gardens for a guided tour of the house with time to explore the gardens.

B, D

Day 4

We leave Athenry and visit the Kildare Outdoor Village for a few hours before returning to Belfast.

B

B=Breakfast Included , D=Dinner Included

Tour Highlights

Tullynally Castle Gardens • Ardcarraig Garden • Brigit’s Garden • Woodville Walled Garden •

Portumna Castle and Gardens • Kildare Village

 

Price Excludes

• Single Room Supplement £60

• Holiday Insurance

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Saturday 09:00 - 12:30

Sunday Closed

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