Vandeleur Walled Garden

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Vandeleur Walled Garden information

Kilrush , Ireland
Killimer Rd
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Opening hours
10am-7pm daily Apr-Sep, 9.30am-5pm Mon-Sat Oct-Mar
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This stunning 'lost' garden was the private domain of the wealthy Vandeleur family – merchants and landowners who engaged in harsh evictions and forced emigration of local people in the 19th century. The gardens lie within a large walled forest just east of the centre and feature a colourful array of plants including magnolias, acacias, acers, oaks, monkey puzzle trees, bamboo, ferns, banana trees, hydrangeas and a beech maze.

Woodland trails wind around the area, and there's a cafe.