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The Talbot Botanic Gardens


Extensive gardens with large collection of southern hemisphere plants

Malahide Castle
Co Dublin
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The Talbot Botanic Gardens

Opening Months: May, June, July, August, September
Opening Days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Opening Hours: May-Sept, 2-5pm
Admission Charge: €4
  • Appointment Only
  • Admission Charge

Milo Talbot, 7th Baron Malahide was the last in a very long line of Talbots who had almost continuous connection with Malahide since they were first granted the lands in 1185. Between 1948 and his death in 1973, Milo Talbot enhanced the grounds of the castle, laying out 20 acres of gardens and introducing many rare trees and shrubs, especially species from Australasia which were his particular passion.

The castle, with its medieval great hall cloaked by a Gothic exterior, has a setting of sweeping lawns and fine old trees, among them cedars of Lebanon and a swooping boughed sessile oak under planted with cyclamen and snowdrops. Behind the castle a series of grassy rides are laid out and planted with a collection of trees and shrubs. Close inspection will be rewarded by the pleasing habits of lime loving specimens like Stachyurus praecoxwith its racemes of yellow green flowers, the violet coned Abies spectabilis, scented viburnums, Chilean holly with waxy red and yellow trumpets, and starry flowered olearias.

Hidden away in the four acres of walled garden is the holy of holies, which houses the most precious and tender species of the collection and is open only on Wednesday afternoons to guided groups. The most spectacular section is the luxuriant pond garden, while the Tresco Wall is a testament to Milo Talbots pioneering attempts to grow tender varieties such as the mimosa like pink flowered Albizia julibrissinand Acacia pravissimaoutdoors - and greenhouses shelter yet more tender specimens. An Australasian section of the garden has recently been created in honour of Milo Talbot.

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

Groups & Tours

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

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Tour Times

Wednesday 2pm







Concerts during the summer

Malahide Castle - Talbot Botanic Gardens
Malahide Castle - Talbot Botanic Gardens
Malahide Castle - Malahide County Dublin Ireland
Malahide Castle - Talbot Botanic Gardens
Malahide Castle - Talbot Botanic Gardens
Malahide Castle - Talbot Botanic Gardens
Malahide Castle - Talbot Botanic Gardens
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The castle and estate are on the Dublin side of Malahide.

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