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.

Ballyvolane House Gardens


A uniquely warm atmosphere pervades throughout the gardens and grounds of Ballyvolane, created largely by the mixture of mature deciduous trees, formal, semi-formal, walled and woodland gardens, not to mention the wide variety of wildlife that thrive therein. Ballyvolane literally translates as ‘the place of springing heifers’ and is testament to the fertility, richness and natural diversity of the land on which the estate lies.

  • Name:Ballyvolane House Gardens
  • Address:Castleyons, Co. Cork
  • Phone:025 36349
  • Website:
  • Contact: Justin Green
  • Opening Times:The gardens are open (mostly) to the public during the summer and from mid May the bluebell-carpeted woodlands are at their most spectacular. Please phone us on 025 36349 in advance just to check we are open as the house and gardens are closed for private house rentals from time to time.