Here in Ireland we don't always get the weather to appreciate our gardens, but when we do we make the most out of it! This delightful spat of sunshine has us dreaming of all the places we can explore for garden inspiration now that restrictions will allow. Take a look below at some of our favourites, slather on the sun screen and get exploring!
Kilruddery House & Gardens, Co Wicklow
The gardens of Kilruddery house are the perfect place to wander for inspiration. Inspired by the famous gardens of the Palace of Versailles, the 800 acre estate is a treasure trove of neoclassical sculpture, panoramic views and multiple water features including jaw dropping twin 187m "Miroirs d'eaux" (or Long Ponds).
Southern Cross, Bray, Wicklow
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Mount Stewart House & Gardens, Co Down
Mount Stewart is known for having a world class garden designed with the highest neoclassical integrity and artistry in its plant life. Nestled in the scenic area of Strangford Lough, the gardens of Mount Stewart were created to be distinct and characterful, featuring everything from water features, box hedging and a menagerie of cement animal sculpture.
Strangford Lough, Co Down, Northern Ireland
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Japanese Gardens, Co Kildare
The Japanese Gardens of the National Stud in Kildare are a perfect example of authentic Japanese landscaping and horticulture outside of the country of origin, and as such are regarded as the finest Japanese gardens in Europe. Built between 1906 and 1910, the gardens have been carefully maintained and preserved featuring stunning walkways, gazebos and rock beds.
National Stud, Tully, Co Kildare