The Dublin Garden Group (DGG) is an organisation which includes some of Dublin's most distinguished private gardens. Through DGG, groups can visit the gardens, many of which are not open to the public.
The Dublin Garden Group (DGG) comprises some of the most distinguished private gardens in the greater Dublin area. Some of them are world famous, while others are secret gems, whose discovery has been the highlight of many a garden tour.
The owners of these private gardens, most of which are not open to the public, would like to welcome groups to share their enthusiasm for and knowledge of their plants and designs, at the time to see them at their best.
DGG exists to assist group organisers by suggesting itineraries and, when agreed, booking the individual gardens. Organisers should specify any particular interests for their group, so that the most appropriate gardens can be suggested. The minimum group size is 10 people and gardens that are not members of DGG can be included in the itinerary. Booking these gardens is the responsibility of the group organiser. Advice on gardens to visit in the rest of Ireland is also available. There is no charge for these services.
In some cases house tours and/or tea, coffee and homemade biscuits can be arranged at an additional charge. Many of the gardens will accept individual groups of less than 10 and some are open to the public at specific times. Bookings for these smaller groups should be made with the garden owners concerned.
Organizing a tour through the Dublin Garden Group allows groups a unique opportunity to see gardens not normally available to view and to have the owners provide guided tours of their places of special interest.