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.

Gort na Gréine


This is a garden that continues to evolve with both new and maturing areas. A forest garden, spiritual area, wild flower patches, along with herbaceous beds, fruiting area and hedgerows are all included in this one acre garden. The old favourites are still there with habitats, such as woodland walks, wildlife ponds and stone stacks, supporting our native flora and fauna. Birds, bats, insects, hedgehogs and frogs are all welcome here. There is even a tunnel producing food for the humans.  Active bee hives and deep ponds.

Directions: Take the N59 Leenane Road from Westport for 4kms and turn left onto the L58703 loop road.

  • Name:Gort na Gréine
  • eircode:F28 NX29
  • Address:Knappagh, Westport, Co. Mayo
  • Phone:086 3382808
  • Website:
  • Contact:Ms Wendy Stringer
  • Opening Times:Sat 6th & Sun 7th June 2-5pm, Sat 11th & Sun 12th July 2-5pm, Sat 1st & Sun 2nd Aug 2-5 pm. Charity donation to CancerCare West
  • Memberships:CBGT
  • Opening Seasons: Summer