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.

Glenavon Japanese Garden


This one acre garden, created over 14 years, on the challenging clay Macemore soil, depicts the four seasons and is centred round a beautifully recreated Japanese pavilion. Stone lanterns, statues and other features accentuate this theme and a Liquidambar walk flanks one of the perimeters. There is also a craft shop.

  • Name:Glenavon Japanese Garden
  • Address:Glen Richards, Courtown Harbour, Gorey, Y25 XH76, Co. Wexford
  • Phone:053 9425331/ 085 2048737
  • Website:
  • Contact:Ms Iris Checkett
  • Opening Times:May to August: Sun to Fri, 2-5pm (or by appointment)
  • Memberships:WGT