I am bringing my mother to Ireland October 7-18th and we will be in Co. Kerry and then Dublin for two days. She loves gardens and we would like to visit a few. Will there be flowers that late in the season? I am thinking of Bantry, Ilnacullen, Muckross and a couple of gardens in Dublin. Do you have any suggestions as to which gardens will show best at that time of year? I have been in Ireland in March and June previously and saw amazing plant beauty. Will fall offer anything comparable?
In Dublin, try the DIllon Garden, Sandford Road, Dublin and Mount Usher Garden, and Powerscourt, both in Co Wicklow are only 20 miles away and worth seeing, and the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 is always worth a visit, a historic botanic garden, dating from 1795.