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.



Douentza is the garden of Irish Garden columnist, Rachel Darlington. Featuring large herbaceous borders, exotic plants and more traditional sections. The garden boasts carnivorous areas, hardy orchids and a large attractively-integrated greenhouse where the owner houses a number of tropical plants. (gps 52.67527, -6.54488).

  • Name:Douentza
  • Address:Knocknalour, Co. Wexford
  • Phone:085 761 3768
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  • Opening Times:By appointment.
  • Wheelchair Access:Not suitable for Wheelchairs