Irish Midlands Garden Trail

Irish Midlands Garden Trail

This updated tour focuses on the Irish midlands with its beautiful scenery of fast-flowing rivers, mountains, lakes and a treasury of unique and fascinating gardens found in the Counties of Westmeath, Offaly and Laois.

This updated tour focuses on the Irish midlands with its beautiful scenery of fast-flowing rivers, mountains, lakes and a treasury of unique and fascinating gardens found in the Counties of Westmeath, Offaly and Laois. We have three new gardens for 2018 – Belvedere House Gardens, Bellefield House and Gardens and Ballintubert Gardens – each of which gives you a different theme and contrasting beauty of the Irish gardening world.

 

This County Arms Hotel sits on the edge of Birr, the historic centre of Ireland. All 70 en-suite bedrooms come with satellite TV, hairdryer, tea/coffee-making facilities and WiFi. There is an indoor swimming pool, a gym, sauna, whirlpool and steam room.

Day 1

On leaving Belfast and we travel via Dundalk to Belvedere House Gardens and Park for a self-guided tour of the walled garden and the arboretum surrounding the House. We continue our journey to Birr arriving in time for dinner.

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Day 2

This morning we make the short journey to Birr Castle Demesne to tour the gardens and arboretum, viewing Lord Rosse’s remarkable collection of rare trees and shrubs. The rest of the day is free in Birr.

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Day 3

Our first garden today is Angela Jupe’s Bellefield House and Gardens with its beautifully restored walled garden. Our next visit is Clonohill Gardens, set in the foothills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, where the gardens have been designed and developed to enhance the existing landscape.

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Day 4

Our return journey home takes us to Tyrreltown House Gardens to discover its two walled gardens and arboretum with woodland walks. We are expected back in Belfast at 5pm.

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B=Breakfast Included , D=Dinner Included

Tour Highlights

Belvedere House Gardens • Birr Castle Demesne • Bellefield House and Gardens •

Clonohill Gardens • Tyrreltown House Gardens

 

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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Banbridge Banbridge - Kenlis Street
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Europa Buscentre Ulsterbus Tours, Europa Buscentre Stands 2-5
Belfast
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Newry Train Station Newry Train Station
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Sprucefield M&S Sprucefield M&S
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Glengall Street,

Belfast, BT12 5AH

Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Saturday 09:00 - 12:30

Sunday Closed

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