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.

Garinish Isand


Located in the sheltered harbour of Glengarriff in Bantry Bay, Ilnacullin is a small island of 15 hectares (37 acres) known to horticulturists and lovers of trees and shrubs all around the world as an island garden of rare beauty. The gardens of Ilnacullin owe their existence to the creative partnership, some eighty years ago, of Annan Bryce, then owner of the island and Harold Peto, architect and garden designer. Access to the Island is by small ferry boats and licensed 60 seater water buses. Please note that the boat operators impose a separate charge in respect of the boat journey to and from the island.

  • Name:Garinish Isand
  • Address:Garinish Island (Ilnacullin)
  • Phone:027 63040
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  • Opening Times:April & May: Daily: 10:00-17:30/ June: Monday-Friday & Sunday 10:00-17:30, Saturday 10:00-18:00/ July & August: Monday-Friday & Sunday 09:30-17:30
    Saturday 09:30-18:00/ September & October: Daily: 10:00 – 17:30/ November-March: Closed. Last ferry landing 1 hour before closing. Average Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Adults €4.00, Group/ Seniors €3.00, Children/Student €2.00, Family €10.00. A separate charge is imposed by boat operators.

  • Memberships:OPW
  • Wheelchair Access:Limited