The Bay Garden

The Bay Garden was  created by Frances and Iain MacDonald when they moved to Camolin in 1989. Frances and Iain applied their academic talents and practical experience to building the garden of their dreams in a neglected orchard full of trees and wild cherry.

The garden has evolved over the intervening years. Through excellent design, careful planning and the application of their great knowledge of plants that is very evident as you go around the garden Frances and Iain creating an astounding array of different garden “rooms”. This garden is a feast for the senses.

Contact Details

The Bay Garden,



Co. Wexford.

Tel: (053) 938 3349

Open Sundays 2.00 – 5.00pm  May to September

Fridays 2.00 – 5.00pm  June to August

Open at all other times by appointment to individuals or groups

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