Vandeleur Walled Gardens
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Near the historic seaside resort of Kilrush, County Clare, discover 170 hectares of once forgotten gardens and woodland that have been restored to their former glory. Vandeleur, named after the local landlords, contains many unusual plants.
Beautifully constructed, old stone walls contain the Vandeleur Walled Gardens, once the garden of the Vandeleur landlords home, Kilrush House. The gardens are set among 170 hectares of native woodland in County Clare. Once forgotten, the garden underwent restoration work in 1997.
It now contains many unusual and tender plants that thrive in the area's uniquely western latitude micro-climate. Other features of this horticultural gem include unusual water features, a tree collection, horizontal maze, summer house, butterfly trail, agricultural machinery display and the Vandeleur glasshouse.
The quiet courtyard setting of the Vandeleur Centre includes a coffee and gift shop, conference suite and plant sales area. The 'Kilrush in Landlord Times' display provides an insight into the site's former guise, while various events take place during the year, such as art and craft exhibitions, historical lectures and family fun days.
The garden is level and there are wide gravel paths throughout. The summer house, coffee and gift shop are wheelchair accesible. Disability restroom available.
The garden is level and there are wide gravel paths throughout. The Victorian style working glasshouse is open to visitors. The Summer House is wheelchair accessible. Disability restroom is available. Coffee Shop and Gift Shop are wheelchair accessible.