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.

The Dower House


19th century gardens with plantings of many fine specimens surround an 18th century house and include a white garden, described by Jane Powers, Irish Times as one of ‘Wicklow’s finest gardens’. In high summer, the wild flower meadow is a glorious, thriving oasis.

Parking Available 
No Dogs (Guide Dogs accepted)
No picnics or prams on grass
Children must be supervised at all times

  • Name:The Dower House
  • Address:Rossanagh, Co. Wicklow, A67 XR62
  • Phone:085 191 1275/0404 40168
  • Website:
  • Contact:Mrs Patricia Butler
  • Opening Times:Mid-May to Mid-July. Groups only (minimum 2) by appointment. Open in aid of Wicklow Hospice. Adults: €5.00 p.p. Tea/coffee/homemade biscuits available by arrangement (€3.00 p.p.).
  • Memberships:DGTrail, GoIT, Partner Garden RHSI
  • Wheelchair Access:Partial