The Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens
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Located in Kildare Town, the Irish National Stud and Gardens offers daily guided tours through the on-site visitor centre. From admiring the horses to strolling in the Japanese Gardens, this Kildare attraction offers visitors a unique experience.
The Japanese gardens at the Irish National Stud are a unique attraction of outstanding natural beauty in Kildare. Within the grounds are the world-famous Japanese Gardens and St Fiachra's Garden, created to celebrate the Millennium.
The Irish National Stud and Gardens in Tully is the only stud farm in Ireland open to the public and offering daily tours. The beautifully designed St Fiachra's Garden was opened in 1999 and commemorates the patron saint of gardeners St Fiachra.
Visit the Japanese Gardens for a relaxing stroll—created between the years 1906 and 1910, they were laid out by Japanese craftsman Tassa Eida and his son Minoru. Enjoy the sight and sound of the trickling streams and vivid colours of the Japanese Gardens that provide a tranquil backdrop to the beautiful Bridge of Life and Tea House.
Visiting the Irish National Stud and Gardens is easy—it’s located off the M7 motorway on the outskirts of Kildare Town, County Kildare. An on-site self-service restaurant offers visitors a light lunch, morning coffee and afternoon tea.
Facilities include a picnic area, four acres of woodland walks, free car and coach parking, toilets for the disabled and a baby changing room. Daily guided tours of the Irish National Stud and Gardens start at 12:00 noon, 2:30pm and 4:00pm, each lasting approximately 35 minutes.