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.



Multi-themed spaces: herbaceous borders, rose garden, water garden, rock outcrop, woodland garden and vegetable area. All situated on half an acre on three south-facing terraces with winding paths. The garden includes ceramic sculptures by Conall O’Caiomh made at his home studio and some of which are on sale. See:

  • Name:Ardan
  • Address:Ardán, Windgate Road: Howth, D13 K718
  • Phone:087 9724271
  • Website:
  • Contact: Conall O`Caoimh and Nuala Doherty
  • Opening Times:By appointment only (May to Sep) and in conjunction with open-days. Admission €5.00.
  • Memberships:DGTrail, HSHS
  • Wheelchair Access:Partial