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.



A new garden combined with old natural woodland.  The garden is of some historic significance in that the remains of an aqueduct dug during the famine as a relief project to convey water to a corn mill two miles away is still visible.  Indeed stone mill wheels, a famine pot and lots of bog oak also feature.  The entrance to the house is built with stone in the same manner as an ancient fort on the farm.

  • Name:Backleas
  • Address:Stranorlar, Co. Donegal
  • Phone:(074) 9131107/ (087) 2516806
  • Website:
  • Contact:Mr Tony Gallinagh
  • Opening Times:Sunday: 19th May and 14th July (1-6pm), or by appointment. Admission: €5 donation to charity.
  • Memberships:DGT