Kinnitty Castle Hotel is in close proximity to many of the Gardens that are part of the Lough Derg Garden Trail:
Bellefield House & Gardens
Georgian farmhouse with 2 acre walled garden containing collection of peony, iris, old roses, folly and glasshouse. Over 200 varieties of snowdrops, heritage daffodils and rare woodland plants in spring. For more information please visit www.angelajupe.ie. Bellefield House & Gardens is situated in Shinrone, Co.Offaly and only 25 minutes from the Hotel.
Woodland Cottage Garden
Woodland Cottage Garden has been developing for over 20 years. It is comprised of herbaceous borders, woodland and meadow areas. The most recent addition is the formal rose garden, which is gradually being developed. Woodland Cottage Garden is situated in Birr, Co. Offaly. The Garden is open from Easter to October, please contact +353 5791 21215 to make an appointment, it is only 15 minutes from the Hotel.
Clonohill House & Gardens
Clonohill House & gardens are situated in the foothills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, the gardens comprise of a 1 acre site with woodland, herbaceous borders nad walled gardens that overlook the lakes. The Garden is open from June to August by appointment only, please call +353 87 9962864. The Garden is 25 minutes from the Hotel and is in Coolrain, Co.Laois.
Portuma Castle & Gardens
The gardenswere planted in the early 17th Century by the 4th Earl of Clanricarde. There are three formal enclosures, a kitchen garden and the Ladies Garden, which is planted with bay laurel mop heads and old roses. The Gardens are open from April to September from 9.30am to 6pm please call +353 90 9741658. The Gardens are approximately 35 minutes from the Hotel in Portuma, Co.Galway.
Woodville Walled Garden
The Walled Garden at Woodville has been beautifully restored with colourful herbacaceous borders, established fruit trees, dovecote and water fountain. The adjoining stables exhibits the history of woodville, the Persse family and the Lady Gregory connection. The Garden is open from Easter to September from 10am to 6pm, please contact +353 91 840986, it is located in Kilchreest Village, Loughrea, Co.Galway, approximately 60 minutes from the Hotel.
Fancroft Mill & Gardens
Fancroft Mill & Gardens is 1.5 hectares of lovely gardens with unique strustural features. Explore the walled garden, fruit paddocks, grass garden, kitchen garden, woodland and herbaceous boarders. At the Mill a major conversation project is well advanced. The Garden is open from April to October, please contact +353 505 31484, it is located in Roscrea, Co.Tipperary, it is approximately 15 minutes from the Hotel.
The Japanese Gardens & Saint Fiachra’s Garden
In 1999 the Irish National Stud created a commemorative garden to St. Fiachra, Patron Saint of Gardeners, to celebrate the Millennium. It was designed by Professor Martin Hallinan, award winning landscape architect. He created a garden which presents visitors with a similar natural environment to that which inspired the spirituality of the monastic movement in Ireland during the 6th and 7th centuries.
The significance of the Japanese Gardens is not only artistic and horticultural but also philosophical, religious and historical. Now of international renown and acclaimed as the finest Japanese Gardens in Europe, they are a living monument to the meeting of Eastern and Western cultures in a Western setting.
There is no doubt that the Japanese Gardens at Tully are on a very short list of most loved gardens in Ireland and the tremendous appreciation from almost 150,000 or so visitors each year tells its own story. the Japanese and Saint Fiachra's Gardens are Located in County Kildare just 50 minutes from Kinnitty Castle Hotel Ireland