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Primrose Hill


Herbaceous borders and a large collection of perennial plants

Primrose Lane
Co Dublin

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Primrose Hill

Opening Months: February, June, July
Opening Days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Opening Hours:
Admission Charge: Adults €5, Children €2.50
  • Appointment Only
  • Admission Charge

Primrose Hill is a most endearing garden and the way it is hidden away down a laneway in the middle of Lucan gives a pleasing sense of discovery. An avenue of beech trees with bulbs and cyclamen around their feet offers a suitably grand approach to a charming Regency House attributed to Gandon. Behind it is a garden full of colourful plant characters, created by two generations of the Hall family, with many lovely old fashioned cultivars.

There are two distinct areas to the main part of the garden; an informal area in front of the house with large beds curving around lawns and gravel, and the former kitchen garden with a grid of paths, where
herbaceous plants have taken over from the vegetables. There are seldom seen plants like handsome centurion, ondopordum auriculas and rosceas and the nut rose.

The plants seem to have active sex lives and among those that have interbred and produced hybrids special to Primrose Hill are Lobelia ‘Pink Elephant’ and ‘Spark’ . Snowdrop enthusiasts make a special pilgrimage to the garden in February to see one of the finest collections of galanthus in Ireland. There is also a developing arboretum covering five acres which shouldn’t be missed, and a recently created foregarden at the entrance which gives visitors a taste of things to come.

Best time of year to visit: February, June, July

Gardens Strengths

Wide collection of Snowdrops (February), shrubs and herbaceous in June and July

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  • Groups Accepted
  • Groups Need Appointments
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  • Guided Tours

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Primrose Hill Garden - Lucan County Dublin ireland
Primrose Hill Garden - Lucan County Dublin ireland
Primrose Hill Garden - Lucan County Dublin ireland
Primrose Hill Garden - Lucan County Dublin ireland
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In Lucan village, at the top of Primrose Lane and through black gates, up an avenue of beech trees

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