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Iveagh Gardens

Category: Families, Kids, Outdoors, Nature/Wildlife, Free

Type: Parks & Gardens

Clonmel Street
Off Harcourt Street
Dublin 2
Tel: +353 1 475 7816

Please mention when enquiring.

Dublin's Secret Garden

Iveagh Gardens

Initially laid out as a private pleasure garden by 'Copper-faced Jack', Earl of Clonmell The Iveagh Gardens in their present form were laid out in 1863 by Benjamin Guinness - after he had built what is now Iveagh House on St. Stephen's Green - and are among the least known of Dublin's parks and gardens and is known as the 'Secret Garden' as a result.

They contain a unique collection of landscape features which include Rustic Grotto's and Cascade, sunken formal panels of lawn with Fountain Centre Pieces, Wilderness, Woodlands, Maze, Rosarium, American Garden, Archery Grounds, Rockeries and Rooteries.

Opening Time:

Gardens Open: Mon-Sat 8am; Sun & Bank Hols 10am. Closes at dusk

Admission Charge:

Iveagh Gardens - Dublin 2 Ireland
Iveagh Gardens - Dublin 2 Ireland
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Access from Clonmel, Hatch Street or Earlsfort Terrace (through National Concert Hall car park)

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