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.

Bellefield House, Garden and Cottages


Two acres of walled gardens built of local Tipperary sandstone ahve been restored, a woodland area planted with spring bulbs and more recently a 30m long rill and pond has been added to the glasshouse garden. Angela’s obcession with plants has led to the gardens holding one of the largest snowdrop collections in Ireland, heritage and rare daffodils, species and Chinese peopnies, colourful iris, old French roses and unusual old fruit trees.

  • Name:Bellefield House, Garden and Cottages
  • Address:Shinrone, Co. Offaly
  • Phone:086 6002180
  • Website:
  • Contact:Ms Angela Jupe
  • Opening Times:11am to 5pm, April to October.
  • Memberships:GoIT
  • Wheelchair Access:yes