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Delta Sensory Gardens
Carlow Town, Co. Carlow
Family friendly
Free car parking
Cloudy days
Delta Sensory Gardens, in County Carlow, offer visitors a special opportunity to rest and indulge their senses of touch, taste, smell, hearing and visual delight. You will find it just outside Carlow Town off the Athy Road Roundabout in Strawhall Estate.

Eloquently described as an oasis of peace and tranquillity, Delta Sensory Gardens consists of a series of interconnecting gardens of a multi-sensory nature, covering 1 hectare on the outskirts of Carlow Town.

Visitors can delight in a mix of formal and informal landscapes. The gardens offer something for every season, from thousands of daffodils and tulips in spring, to the abundant double flowering gorse in summer, and the rustic colour of trees and beech hedges in autumn and winter.

The gardens also boast amazing water features, such as splashing fountains, cascading waterfalls and the kugal, which is 1 tonne sphere of pink marble floating on a cushion of water.

Additionally, The Delta Centre runs a very busy garden centre with a wide range of shrubs and plants, hanging baskets, window boxes and garden accessories like ornaments and fountains. Whatever the season, guests can find suitable plants and expert horticultural advice is always on hand from the highly-qualified and friendly staff.

The gardens are suitable for access by wheelchair.

Facilities: Café Thyme is on site, with plants for sale in the garden centre.

Why we like it
  • Beautiful sculptures and fountains invite you to touch, flowers and herbs perfume the air.
  • The formal and informal gardens are ever changing with the seasons.
  • Accessible for wheelchair users and all ages, with an indoor activity area.
  • Café Thyme is a popular refreshment stop, open 7 days a week.
Contact details
Strawhall Industrial Estate, Strawhall, Carlow, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 1 to 2 hours here.

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