Bantry House and Garden is on the fringe of Bantry Town, commanding magnificent views over the bay. It is lived in by the descendants of the Earls of Bantry and has been enjoyed by visitors for 65 years.
Garden highlights include classical statues, urns, and balustrades, a wisteria circle, topiary and the Parterre. The gardens contain seven terraces; the house is located on the third. Behind the house, one hundred steps appear to rise out of a fountain. The staircase is surrounded by azaleas and rhododendron in season.
The House is open to visitors at specified times. There is a tearooms on site.
Garden open April to October: 10am-5pm Monday to Sunday
We organise garden visits and garden-orientated tours in Ireland and overseas. We have a winter lecture programme, practical gardening workshops in Spring and Summer, a list of Partner Gardens, the RHSI Journal published three times a year, the RHSI restoration of the walled garden at Russborough as our charity focus and an exciting Bicentenary Seminar planned for the RDS in September 2016. RHSI members have priority booking privileges but many events are also open to other interested gardeners.
Saturday 25 March, 2017
Wednesday 05 April, 2017
Saturday 04 March, 2017