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Visit Vandeleur Walled Gardens, 170 hectares of once forgotten gardens and woodland that have been restored to their former glory near the historic seaside town of Kilrush, County Clare.

Beautifully constructed, old stone walls contain the Vandeleur Walled Gardens at Kilrush House, once the home of the Vandeleurs. Discover many unusual and tender plants that thrive in the area's unique micro-climate. See the unusual water features, a tree collection, horizontal maze, summer house, agricultural machinery display and the Vandeleur glasshouse.

The quiet courtyard setting at the Vandeleur Walled Gardens has a café and garden shop, perfect for a relaxing day. Learn about the history of the house and garden through displays and exhibitions while the kids play in the sandpit and explore the butterfly trail.

Why we like it
  • See rare plants growing in Kilrush's unique micro-climate.
  • Bring a plant home with you from the garden shop.
  • Learn about the history of the house and gardens.
  • Explore the butterfly trail.
Tips from locals

The Woodland Bistro at Vandeleur Walled Gardens has some of the best homemade scones that you'll ever eat.

Family friendly
Free car parking
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Contact details
Killimer Rd, Ballynote West, Kilrush, Co. Clare, V15 E735, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 2 hours here.

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