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.

Fota Arboretum and Gardens


Located in Cork harbour, Fota Arboretum & Gardens contain some of the finest examples of rare and tender trees and shrubs grown outdoors in Ireland. Extending over 11 hectares it includes an Orangery, water features and extensive walled gardens containing a variety of planting themes.

  • Name:Fota Arboretum and Gardens
  • Address:Mimosa House, Fota Estate Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork
  • Phone:021 4812728
  • Website:
  • Contact: Office of Public Works (OPW)
  • Opening Times:Arboretum: April-end Oct, Daily 09.00-18.00;Nov-Mar, Daily 09.00-17.00. Walled Gardens: Weekdays 09.00-16.45 (Fri 15.45), Saturday April - Sept incl, 11.00 - 17.00; Sunday April - Sept, 14.00-17.00 (Easter, June & August Bank Holiday Mondays) Sunday. Please see: for updates.
  • Memberships:OPW, ROC
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes