Gardens Open

It takes a generous person to open their garden to the public for the enjoyment of others. Here lists about 300 gardens open for visiting, some year-round, others by appointment, and be sure to phone ahead.

6 O’Connell Street


Created in 2011, this bijou secret garden lies hidden behind a town house in Ballymote’s main street. A garden in miniature inspired by Lutyens and Jekyll, with dry stone walls, beech and box hedging and hard surfaces for easy maintenance. Soft planting consists of shrubs, clematis, roses, lavender and herbaceous perennials.

  • Name:6 O’Connell Street
  • Address:Ballymote F56 E372, Co. Sligo
  • Phone:(087) 647 3581
  • Website:
  • Contact: John Coleman
  • Opening Times:Secret Gardens of Sligo is closed for the 2020 season, due to the Covid 19 pandemic. The garden trail hopes to re-open in 2021.
  • Memberships:SGS