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.

Birr Castle Gardens & Science Centre


An exotic worldwide collection of plants and rare trees, a collection of over 40 champion trees, award winning gardens, lake, rivers and waterfall and for the younger generation The Treehouse Adventure Playground, Ireland’s Historic Science Centre, The Castle Courtyard Cafe and the Great Telescope. During the summer months (May to August only) castle tours take place 6 days a week Monday to Saturday during morning times only. Pre booking is advisable.

  • Name:Birr Castle Gardens & Science Centre
  • Address:Birr Demense, Birr R42 VO27, Co. Offaly
  • Phone:057 9120336
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  • Opening Times:Open Daily, all year round. Jan 2nd to Feb 28th: 10am to 4pm, Mar 1st to Mar 15th: 9.00 to 4.30pm, Mar 16th to Oct 27th: 9am to 6pm, Oct 28th to Nov 5th: 9am to 4.30pm, Nov 6th to Dec 24th: 10am to 4pm
    Dec 27th to Dec 31st: 10am to 4pm. (Last Admission 1 hr before closing).
  • Memberships:GoIT
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes