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.

Rothe House and Garden


Rothe house and garden dates back to 1594. The complex comprises of 3 houses 3 courtyards and a half acre garden. The garden to the rear of the house has been reconstructed to reflect a typical 17th-century garden. The burgage plot on which Rothe House was built survives intact – the only one open to the public in Ireland. The garden includes a large orchard, vegetables, herbs and herbaeous borders.

  • Name:Rothe House and Garden
  • Address:16 Parliament Street, Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny
  • Phone:056 7722893
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  • Opening Times:Summer 10-4.30pm, Winter 10.30-4pm.
  • Memberships:Heritage Island
  • Wheelchair Access:Garden accessible