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Colclough Walled Garden
Saltmills, Co. Wexford
Family friendly
Dog friendly
Free car parking
Cloudy days
Colclough Walled Garden, near Saltmills in County Wexford, was built by the Colclough family in the early 19th century. After a period of restoration work, the garden was reinstated to its original 1838 layout. It is close to Tintern Abbey.

This Georgian walled garden was built by the Colclough family (pronounced coke-lee) over 200 years ago, before 1814. The main features of this 2.5 acre stone and brick walled garden include curved corners and structures which split the garden into two sections. The ornamental flower garden is in the east and the kitchen garden is in the west. A river flows through the length of the walled garden, crossed by five bridges. Tintern forest is adjacent to the property.

Colclough Walled Garden sits in a verdant vale with beautiful wooded scenery filled with songbirds. Visitors pass through the former village of Tintern along the woodland path where bluebells and wild garlic abound in springtime. In summer, beech trees cast a dappled shade until the open blue sky of the walled garden is reached, and where Colclough eagles still fly.

Colclough Walled Garden was built 520 metres southwest of Tintern Abbey, using stone gathered from the surrounding fields and lined with handmade bricks, using local clay. The original layout of the garden was restored using information found in the Ordinance Survey of Ireland historical map of the area.

Parking and other facilities are available at Tintern Abbey and the Tintern Forest entrance. Tickets for the garden are available to book online.

Tips from locals

Purchase some fresh home grown fruit and vegetables here.

Contact details
Tintern Abbey, Castleworkhouse, New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend 2 to 2.5 hours here.

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Family funTintern Abbey

County Wexford’s Tintern Abbey was a Cistercian abbey, founded on the Hook Peninsula around 1200. Today, an atmospheric ruin remains for visitors interested in Irish monastic history, comprising a nave, chancel, tower, chapel and cloister.

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