The Festina Lente non-profit Walled Victorian Gardens have been loving restored to their original Victorian design and plans surrounded by the original walls built in the 1780’s as part of the grounds of Old Connaught House.
It is one of the largest working Victorian Walled Garden in Ireland and contains many beautiful features and stunning fauna and flora.
There are three main areas that have been restored all within the original Victorian walls – our Ornamental Formal Garden which includes our Therapeutic Sensory Integration Trail, our Pool Garden including Terrapin Sanctuary; and our Working Kitchen Garden where we have a fabulous herbaceous border separating our large number of community allotments which are rented on an annual basis.
Walled Garden and Garden Centre Opening Times:
Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm.
Sunday: 11am – 6pm.
♦ Outdoor Snack bar
♦ Garden Centre
♦ Dog Friendly Gardens
♦ Free Parking
♦ Wheelchair Accessible
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 22 July, 2017
Saturday 29 July, 2017
Sunday 14 May, 2017