Kylemore Abbey Victorian Walled Garden

This 6 acre Victorian Walled Garden is one of the last walled gardens to be built during the Victorian period in Ireland and is the only Walled Garden constructed in bogland.  The garden is divided in two by a natural mountain stream. The eastern half is the flower or pleasure garden. The western side of the stream is the kitchen garden.

In 1996, the Benedictine Community began restoration works. Two of the Victorian glasshouses have been rebuilt along with the Head Gardener’s House and the Workmen’s Bothy.

Kylemore Abbey Victorian Walled Garden was re-opened to visitors in 1999 and won the Europa Nostra Award in 2002.

Contact Details

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden


Connemara, Co. Galway,
Garden open every day 9.00am – 5.45pm

T: +353 95 52001

Upcoming Events

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.

RHSI Lecture by Hestor Forde

Wednesday 06 December, 2017

Airfield Estate Gardens

Ballymaloe Cookery School

Ballyrobert Gardens

Bantry House and Garden

Bellefield House

Benvarden Garden

Birr Castle Garden

Blarney Castle and Gardens

Burtown House and Gardens

Colclough Walled Garden

Coolaught Walled Garden

Festina Lente

Gash Gardens

Glebe Gardens

Glenavon Japanese Garden

June Blake’s Garden, Blessington

Kilfane Glen and Waterfall

Killruddery House and Gardens

Kilmokea Country Manor and Gardens

Kylemore Abbey Victorian Walled Garden

Lodge Park Walled Garden

Loughcrew Gardens

Mount Usher Gardens

Newtownbarry House and Garden

Oakfield Park Gardens

Old Deanery Garden

Rothe House Museum and Garden

Salthill Garden

Seaforde Gardens

Strokestown Park Gardens

Terra Nova Gardens

The Bay Garden

The Dower House

Tullynally Castle Gardens

Tyrrelstown House Garden

Victorian Working Garden at Fota House

Woodville Walled Garden