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.

Portumna Castle & Garden


17th Century gardens – a restored walled kitchen garden and a formal garden with three formal enclosures. The inner courtyard is planted with Bay Laurel topiary and box hedge surrounded old roses which are the same variety planted here centuries ago.

  • Name:Portumna Castle & Garden
  • Address:Castle Demesne Portumna, Co. Galway
  • Phone:090 9741658
  • Website:
  • Contact: Marie Gibbs
  • Opening Times:April - September, 09.30 - 18.00. No appointment needed.
    Open weekends in October Friday-Sunday 9.30 - 17.00
  • Memberships:OPW
  • Wheelchair Access:partial