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.

Speckled Meadow


Established in 2000. The garden is located in a lush valley, which is bordered on one side by Brackloon Woods and the shoulder of Croagh Patrick on the other. It is est’d 19 years and is just over an acre in size. It is, in the main, a wildlife-friendly woodland garden in the traditional French potager/ English Cottage Garden style, consisting of native trees and flora intermingled with herbaceous perennials, hardy annuals, herbs, vegetables, fruit trees, fruit bushes and shrubbery, with an emphasis on planting for the native Irish honey bee.

  • Name:Speckled Meadow
  • Address:Bofara, Brackloon
  • Phone:087 6298716
  • Website:
  • Contact: Marty McElgunn
  • Opening Times:All the gardens in the Clew Bay garden trail are CLOSED and the 2020 trail has been deferred until 2021. However visitors may follow the gardens on our new Facebook page -
  • Memberships:CBGT