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Rathmichael Lodge


Romantic garden, with herbaceous borders, roses, walks and pavilions

Ballybride Road
Co Dublin
Contact Rathmichael Lodge
Tel: +353 1 282 2203

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Rathmichael Lodge

Opening Months: May, June, July
Opening Days:
Admission Charge: €5.00
  • Appointment Only
  • Admission Charge

Rathmichael Lodge is one of those gardens that wins an “oh!” of pleasure when they first burst into the field of vision. Like sex appeal it’s a quality that is hard to pin down, but whatever it is Corinne and Richard Hewat’s creation has it in spades.

It could be something to do with the allure of a half moon of herbaceous border packed with appealing plants and plant associations; it could be to do with the invitation to explore and find out what happens beyond a Gothic gate - and it could also be the desire to bury one’s nose in one of the dozens of old fashioned roses, or simply the pleasure of sinking onto a strategically placed garden bench and drinking the whole scene in.

The garden is at its peak in June; Corrine loves roses and the garden is full of old fashioned ladies like ‘Adelaide d'Orleans’ , ‘Margaret Merril’ and ‘Mme Isaac Pereire’ . Cottagey plants, like foxglove and alchemilla mollis seed happily in corners and covetable varieties - violas, delphiniums, oriental poppies, thalictrum, hemerocallis - await admiration in the borders.

Festooned in wisteria and particularly exuberant climbing roses, the house forms a backdrop to this informal cottage style garden, and a terrace provides shelter for tender treasures in troughs and pots. Surprises waiting to be discovered include a Millennium Walk leading to a gazebo, a perfectly manicured tennis court and a pair of stone dogs wearing ivy collars.

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

Gardens Strengths

Roses in abundance ,herbaceous plants etc

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  • Groups Accepted
  • Groups Need Appointments
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  • Guided Tours

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Rathmichael Lodge Garden - Shankill County Dublin
Rathmichael Lodge Garden - Shankill County Dublin
Rathmichael Lodge Garden - Shankill County Dublin
Rathmichael Lodge - Garden Dublin
Rathmichael Lodge - Garden Dublin
Rathmichael Lodge - Garden Dublin
Rathmichael Lodge Garden - Shankill County Dublin
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Leave M.50 at jctn 16- join N.11 heading South- at Loughlinstown hospital roundabout take 1st exit left. Then 1st right(Stonebridge rd) Take 1st exit left at each of 2 roundabouts(Ballybride Rd)RL is 4th hse on right.

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