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.

Yeats’ Secret Garden in Sligo


This showgarden won a Gold Medal at Bloom as part of Yeats 2015, and was then relocated to The Model Gallery in Sligo. It was opened by the actress Joanna Lumley on Yeats’ birthday that year. The garden represents the vision WB Yeats had of a secret hideaway on Lough Gill, as described in his famous poem The Lake Isle of Innisfree. Leaflets giving details about the garden are available on site or on request inside The Model.

  • Name:Yeats’ Secret Garden in Sligo
  • Address:The Model, The Mall, Sligo Town, Co. Sligo
  • Phone:071 9141405
  • Contact:
  • News:

    Secret Gardens of Sligo is closed for the 2020 season, due to the Covid 19 pandemic. The garden trail hopes to re-open in 2021

  • Opening Times:All year round. 10am-5pm, Tues to Sat. 10.30am-3.30pm, Sun. Closed Mon.