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.

Corke Lodge


A secret garden in a woodland setting outside Shankill originally planted in the 1810’s featuring specimen trees – extended in the 1980’s with formal vistas through romantic gothic follies and tropical planting. Included in Jane Powers book ‘The Irish Garden’

  • Name:Corke Lodge
  • Address:Woodbrook, Bray, Co. Wicklow
  • Phone:00353 (0) 872 447006
  • Website:
  • Contact:Mr Alfred Cochrane
  • Opening Times:Groups of 10+ by appointment only. €5.00 Admission. House by special arragement.
  • Memberships:DGTrail
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes