Heywood Gardens

The Midlands

These lavish gardens with lakes and woodland were designed by Edwin Lutyens and landscaped by Gertrude Jekyll, and completed in 1912. The centrepiece is a sunken garden, where circular terraces lead down to an oval pool with a magnificent fountain surrounded by sculpted stone turtles.

The gardens are 6km southeast of Abbeyleix, off the R432 to Ballinakill, in the grounds of Heywood Community School.

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