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.



Created by two artists in an intimate rural setting, this large garden combines productivity, ornamental planting and permaculture. Winding grass paths lead to ponds, developing woodland and polytunnels, one jungle-themed, one for fruit and veg. With an eclectic mix of planting and sculpture, this 19 year-old garden is still developing, is full of colour, interest and unexpected twists and turns.

  • Name:Ardsoran
  • Address:Lisserlough (Near Boyle), Co. Sligo
  • Phone:086 8691141
  • Website:
  • Contact: Saffron Thomas & Ian Stanley
  • 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
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes