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Glendale Gardens


Inspirational suburban garden full of clever ideas.

14 Woodside Drive
Dublin 14
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Tel: +353 1 490 5922

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Glendale Gardens

Opening Months: May, June, July, August
Opening Days:
Opening Hours: By appointment only
Admission Charge: €5.00
  • Appointment Only
  • Admission Charge

There is nothing like a new bed as any gardener knows, and in Noelle Anne’s garden there is bound to be some exciting new addition. Within this beautifully conceived plan there are five gardens within a third of an acre full of intriguing ideas.

A pergola swagged with creamy white R‘Alberic Barbier’, ingeniously trained on chains, acts as the main lateral axis of the garden. Beneath this, contained by meticulously trimmed box, is a potager of salads and herb and beyond are three gardens within a garden. Designed by Dominic Murphy in brick and gravel, with a terracotta urn as a focal point, the Mediterranean garden has raised beds with all manner of tender silver leaved plants from eidelweiss to celmisias sheltering under a Cornus‘Eddies White Wonder’. Frost tender plants in pots - like a protea and an agave spend their winters in the convenient shelter of Noelle Anne’s Alpine house.

The ‘see through’ formal garden with low planting and a shimmering veil of Stipa giganteaand Verbena bonariensisallows a view through the garden from a sunset bench. In the formal area statue Edwina has silver plants Brunnera ‘Jack Frost’ and Artemesia ‘Powis Castle’ at her feet. And the stream garden, designed by Peter Boland of Vision Landscapes, offers a real ‘wow factor’ with water magically appearing to flow from a distant point under a bridge.

Elsewhere in the garden there is a fernery, a traditional garden featuring a herbaceous border in a symphony of pinks, and a pond garden frothing with alchemilla where a heron and angel’s fishing rods lean over burbling water.

Best time of year to visit: August

Gardens Strengths

Trees, alpine collection, shrubs, large water feature

Rare Plants worth mentioning

New Zealand - Cornus Contruese Variagata

Groups & Tours

  • Groups Accepted
  • Groups Need Appointments
  • Accept Only Groups
  • Guided Tours

Tour Days:

Tour Times

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Other Facilities

Refreshments available by prior arrangement

Glendale Gardens - Rathfarnham Dublin
Glendale Gardens - Rathfarnham Dublin
Glendale Gardens - Rathfarnham Dublin
Glendale Gardens - Rathfarnham Dublin
Glendale Gardens - Rathfarnham Dublin
Glendale Gardens - Rathfarnham Dublin
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Turn off Milltown Road opposite the monumental arch.

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