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.

Dunmore Gardens


A very remarkable traditional walled garden associated with a 1742 country house. Many wonderful gardens are to be found within one large walled area (2 acres), rich collections of ericaceous plants, early 20th century terraced rose beds and a towering Redwood stands sentinel towards the centre with paths radiating from it.

Imaginative use of plants over arches, traditional fruit and vegetables laid out in terraces with ponds and an interesting collection of sundials. This is very much a practical and productive garden tended with great care and dedication.

  • Name:Dunmore Gardens
  • Address:Carrigans, Co. Donegal
  • Phone:(083) 802 8625
  • Website:
  • Contact:Mr & Mrs Amelia McFarland
  • Opening Times:July and August (2pm-6pm) and any time by appointment. Voluntary donation to charity.
  • Memberships:DGT
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes