Gardens of Louth and Meath

Ireland

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  • Discover the gardens of Louth & Meath on this 3-night Irish garden holiday.
  • Explore a range of wonderful gardens including Rosie Maye’s garden & Kilgar House Garden.
  • Visit the historic Collon House Gardens, Barmeath Castle & Beaulieu House & Garden.
  • Enjoy time browsing in Boyne Valley Garden Centre & Ratoath Garden Centre.
  • Learn more about Ireland’s famous combat at the Battle of Boyne Centre.
  • Be accompanied by Frances MacDonald, a qualified gardener and experienced guide throughout the tour.

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Your Guided Group Holiday To Louth & Meath

Let’s experience some of Leinster's finest gardens on this short garden break in Ireland. The first stop of our garden holiday will be Rosie Maye’s garden who you may also know as the blogger ‘Insomniac Gardener’ who has a wonderful passion for gardening. We’ll learn more about the Irish and World War One poet Francis Ledwidge, who was tragically killed in the Great War, by visiting his birthplace which is now a museum. We’ll discover Kilgar House Garden, uncover an important part of Irish history at the Battle of the Boyne centre, then explore the historic Collon House Gardens, which was home to the last speaker of the Irish House of Commons. Next we’ll see the 15th century Barmeath Castle, which has belonged to the Bellew family since the 1670s, and later we’ll enjoy a guided tour of Beaulieu House & Garden, located on the Boyne river. Before returning home, our final highlights will be the charming Cottages at Bettystown and John Lord’s acclaimed garden centre. Join us to discover the gardens of Louth & Meath on this inspirational garden holiday.

Trip Itinerary

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Depart Dublin & Garden Visits

Depart Dublin & Rosie Maye’s Garden

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We depart today from The Alex Hotel in Dublin for a visit to Rosie Maye’s garden, Mullaghdillon in Slane. Set in 3 acres her garden includes a woodland, Mediterranean Garden, a rose bed and much more to enjoy.

Ledwidge Museum & Boyne Valley Garden Centre

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After some free time for lunch at your leisure (not included) we will visit the tranquil cottage garden of the Francis Ledwidge Museum. Next we travel to the Boyne Valley Garden Centre, a family run multi-award winning garden centre before arriving at our hotel in the late afternoon.

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Kilgar House Garden, The Battle of the Boyne Centre and Collon House Gardens

Kilgar House Garden & The Battle of the Boyne Centre

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Following a leisurely breakfast we depart our hotel for a visit to Kilgar House Garden. Consisting of 3 acres the garden consists of formal and informal gardens around the house creating a calming haven to explore. Next we visit the Battle of the Boyne centre for a guide tour and visit to the garden with free time for lunch at your leisure.

Collon House Gardens

This afternoon join us for visit Collon House Gardens for a guided tour of these mature gardens restored with appropriate period planting including sunken box parterres, herbaceous borders and a Greek style summer house.

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Barmeath Castle Gardens and Beaulieu House & Garden

Barmeath Castle Gardens

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This morning we will visit Barmeath Castle Gardens which is a flamboyant castle set in over 10 acres of historic gardens overlooking Dundalk Bay. Within the enchanting and newly restored walled garden, there is an extensive variety of roses, fruit trees, a summer house, herbaceous border and the vegetable plot. The main garden has an 18th century archery ground surrounded by Irish Yew.

Beaulieu House & Garden

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Our day continues with a visit to Beaulieu House & Garden for a guided tour. Situated on the banks of the River Boyne, Beaulieu is one of the first unfortified houses built in Ireland. The vibrant walled garden, with its double herbaceous border and south-facing terrace, contains many unusual plants and trees for the gardening enthusiast.

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The Cottages at Bettystown & Ratoath Garden Centre

The Cottages at Bettystown & Ratoath Garden Centre

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We check out of our hotel this morning for a visit to The Cottages at Bettystown to enjoy their large organic flower gardens. Then a visit to John Lord’s renowned garden centre in Ratoath.

Return to Dublin

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After some free time for lunch at your leisure we return to The Alex Hotel , Dublin in the late afternoon.

* We aim to operate your tour itinerary according to the format shown. Occasionally, local conditions and unexpected events may result in adjustments to the planned schedule. We kindly ask for your understanding and flexibility in the event of any changes

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