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.

Blarney Castle Gardens


Blarney Castle’s 60 acres of gardens are a joy to explore. Visit the prehistoric Fern Garden, the deadly Poison Garden, and the magical Rock Close.

Make a wish on the famous wishing steps while the waterfall cascades alongside. Stroll by the lake, river side and woodlands or in the dazzingly beautiful arboretums and herbaceous borders in all their splendour.

  • Name:Blarney Castle Gardens
  • Address:Blarney Castle Blarney, Co. Cork
  • Phone:021 4385252
  • Website:
  • Contact: Adam Whitbourn
  • Opening Times:Open all year, Mon-Sun (except 24 & 25 Dec)
    Jan-Feb: 9am to 5pm, Mar-Apr: 9am to 6pm, May: 9am to 6.30pm, June-Aug: 9am to 7pm, Sept: 9am to 6.30pm, Oct: 9am to 6pm, Nov-Dec: 9am to 5pm. (Last admission one hour before closing). Mansion open for guided tours.
  • Memberships:GoIT, WCGT
  • Wheelchair Access:Partial (not to castle)