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45 Sandford Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6,
Republic of Ireland,

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2018-01-26 04:22:17

Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open March, July, August; Every day; 2pm - 6pm April, May, June & September; Sundays only; 2pm - 6pm

Parties/Coaches: Yes

No coaches allowed in Sandford Terrace - please drop your passengers at bus stop in main road (Sandford Road) and your party may take short walk through trees to middle house in Sandford Terrace - Thank you

Group Appointment: Yes

To groups of 10 or more

House Open for Viewing: Yes

Open to groups and in March, July and August open to all visitors

National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:

March, April and July - September.

To see:

Rare plants, Colour borders and veg.

Admission Prices

£5 Garden Only. £7 for Garden visit through House with short talk in Drawing Room. £10 for Garden visit through House with short talk in Drawing Room and Coffee/Tea & Biscuits in Dining Room. Children must be closely supervised at all times

Onsite Facilities
Parking: No
Shop: No
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: No
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: No
On Lead only: No
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: No
Picnics: No
Special Events: No
Other Facilities & Comments:

Disabled access partly available. Teas available for groups only.

Garden Features & Events

Range of unusual perennials, Strong design, including formal stretches of water. Dramatic change in front garden with 50 various birch trees underplanted with bulbs.

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Wild Goose Restaurant, 300 yards down road into Ranelagh, Dublin

Inns & Pubs:

Facilities of every grade in Dublin, many restaurants very close

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:


Description of Garden

A Plantsman's garden with strong design elements and many choice plants. Never static, the garden is forever being adjusted according to changing tastes. Within the surroundings of a Georgian Dublin house the beautifully designed and planted garden is remarkable for its canal and series of pools and spectacular borders. A series of secret rooms, a sunken terrace, an alpine house and a conservatory contain many rare and choice species.

History Of Garden

The garden was begun over 40 years ago by Helen and Val Dillon.

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