Birr Castle garden holds plant material collected by three generations of the Earls of Rosse and by some of the most famous plant hunters past and present. It was the first garden in Ireland to receive specimens of Metasequoia glyptostroboides (Dawn Redwood) after its discovery in China in 1945. The garden comes alive in spring with spring flowering bulbs and a vast Magnolia collection.
Birr Castle Demesne
Birr, Co. Offaly,
Open 16 March to 26 October 9am to 6pm
Open 27 Oct to 15 March 10am to 4pm
Closed December 25th,26th and January 1st.
Phone: +353 57 91 20336
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 16 September, 2017
Wednesday 20 September, 2017