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.

Renvyle House


The gardens of Renvyle House Hotel are situated on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean within an estate of almost 200 acres which includes a lake, woodland and farmland. The house itself is the former home of famed writer and surgeon Oliver St. John Gogarty and the gardens have been lovingly restored. Herbs from the herb garden are used daily by the chef and numerous woodland walks are carpeted with bluebells in early summer. There is an orchard and a rose garden and more formal gardens thrive around the croquet lawn. The aromatic plants here were chosen to withstand the Atlantic wind and salt and are predominantly in blue and white to echo the colours of the sea.

  • Name:Renvyle House
  • Address:Renvyle Peninsula, Co. Galway
  • Phone:095 43511
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  • Opening Times:Mid February to November. Free entry.
  • Memberships:ConGT