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.

Windmill Cottages


A group of old stone cottages huddle together in the shelter of sycamore and hawthorn trees on the shore of Clew Bay. Around them is a series of garden areas: an old orchard and a new one; formal rose garden and a relaxed lawn with herbaceous beds; a large deck for parties, and a small sea-facing deck with hot tub and sauna. The ruins of an old stone windmill and spectacular views of Croagh Patrick across the Bay complete the picture.

  • Name:Windmill Cottages
  • Address:Carraholly Westport, Co. Mayo
  • Phone:087 2788821
  • Website:
  • Contact:Mr Pierre Blezat
  • Opening Times:Sat 22nd June, 1-6pm. Charity donation to Mayo/Roscommon Hospice.
  • Memberships:CBGT
  • Wheelchair Access:partial