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Heywood Gardens

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Ballinakill, Laois, Republic of Ireland
T: +353(0)578733563
E: heywoodgardens@opw.ie

Heywood is a formal garden designed by Sir Edward Lutyens and today under state ownership. Found near Ballinakill, County Laois, the garden is surrounded by woodland and lakes.

Completed in 1912, the Heywood Gardens consist of gardens, lakes, woodland and architectural features. It is located near Ballinakill, County Laois and was transferred to state ownership in 1993 from the Salesian Fathers, who had taken care of it since 1941.

The formal gardens form the centre piece of the property and were designed by the famous architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944) and probably landscaped by Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932). The gardens are composed of four elements linked by a terrace that ran along the front of the house, which now no longer exists. An extensive re-planting programme is currently underway. There is also limited access for visitors with disabilities.