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.

Ard na Sidhe Country House & Gardens


The house lies nestled between 32 acres of spectacular gardens. Hidden pathways and secret glades give way to the lake & mountains beyond. The gardens were originally designed by Lady Edith Gordon, a keen gardener, traveller and writer. As the original owner of the house Lady Gordon planted many trees and laid out a number of garden features and her spectacular rock garden remains an integral feature of the gardens at Ard na Sidhe.

Since the late 1970′ many rare and unusual trees and shrubs have been supplied by Hilliers, the Hampshire nursery farm. The gardens at Ard na Sidhe Country House are as enchanting today as they ever were and are under the watchful eye of Sir Roy Lancaster. The perfect place to while away an afternoon, playing croquet, enjoying afternoon tea on the terrace or simply exploring, the gardens at Ard na Sidhe are a must for every visitor.

  • Name:Ard na Sidhe Country House & Gardens
  • Address:Carragh Lake Killorglin, V93 HV57, Co. Kerry
  • Phone:066 976 9105
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  • Opening Times:Please call to get open times.