This new tour offers you the opportunity to explore some garden paths less well trodden as well as some old favourites.
This new tour offers you the opportunity to explore some garden paths less well trodden as well as some old favourites. This tour will provide you with a journey of garden exploration and discovery. You will experience the transformations in landscapes as we travel from East to West. The gardens that you will explore along the way will amaze you in their diversity of character, features, setting and not least their owners.
We are based in the four-star Raheen Woods Hotel in the medieval town of Athenry. All 50 en-suite bedrooms come with satellite TV, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities and free WiFi. There is an indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym.
Itinerary updated 27 July 2017
Our journey from Belfast takes us through Kells to Tullynally Castle Gardens where we explore 12 acres of garden, divided between walled gardens, extensive woodland gardens and 2 ornamental lakes. We arrive in Athenry in good time for dinner.
Hotel - Raheen Woods Hotel, Athenry **** (3 nights D, B&B)
It’s into Connemara this morning to Brigit’s Garden where the four main gardens represent Celtic fire festivals and are surrounded by meadows sown with native wildflowers, a lake, a fairy fort and native woodland paths. The afternoon is spent in Galway city.B, D
The first stop today is Woodville Walled Garden, where we enjoy tea/coffee and homemade cake. Here you will find a very pretty floral oasis with mix of the formal and informal. We travel into Co Clare through theBurren to The Burren Centre, situated beside the ancient Kilfenora Cathedral, where you can explore the flora, fauna, geology, legends, archaeology and natural history of the area.B, D
As we retrace our steps back to Belfast we stop at Newbridge Silverware for a couple of hours before arriving back home at 5pm.B
B=Breakfast Included , D=Dinner Included
3 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Services of driver/courier
Tea/coffee and homemade cake at Woodville Garden
Admission to Coolcarrigan, Brigits Garden, Woodville Walled Garden and The Burren Centre
Visits to Galway and Newbridge Silverware
Single Room Supplement £55