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.
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
T: +353 95 52001
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.
Wednesday 06 December, 2017