Welcome To The Wexford Garden Trail

We are delighted you have chosen to visit our county, located in what is traditionally known as the Sunny South East. The largest of the province of Leinster’s 12 counties and bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the South and to the east by the Irish Sea. The River Barrow forms its western boundary; the Blackstairs Mountains form part of the boundary to the north, as do the southern edges of the Wicklow Mountains. Only an hour’s drive from Dublin, it is also home to the busy port of Rosslare.

  • Woodville House Gardens

    Woodville House Gardens

    A Victorian walled garden, 1.2 acres in size with conservatories, vegetable garden, fruit trees, herbaceous borders and lawn. A striking feature of the garden is the original box hedging proudly maintained by the present owner. The garden is also extensively planted with several varieties of apple, pear and cherry. The water garden is a tranquil haven of shade and water-loving plants.
  • John F. Kennedy Arboretum

    John F. Kennedy Arboretum

    John F. Kennedy Arboretum is dedicated to the memory of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th president of the United States of America until his assassination on 22nd November 1963. It consists of 622 acres including 4,500 types of trees and shrubs, 200 forest plots, rhododendrons and dwarf conifers. We offer exhibitions, guided tours, signposted walks, lake, cafe & miniture railway (seasonal), pony & trap serivce, also a playground and picnic area.
  • Coolaught Gardens And Garden Centre

    Coolaught Gardens And Garden Centre

    This country farmhouse 2.5 acre garden has borders which blend old favourites and new introductions in an informal atmosphere. Paths lead you to the front garden, rose pergola, laburnum archway enhanced with roses and clematis, a richly under-planted orchard, Egyptian garden and finally a woodland garden with many rare trees and shrubs. In spring the lawn becomes a crocus carpet, originally planted over 80 years ago, a tribute to the history of this garden cultivated by four generations of the Deacon family over the past 110 years.
  • Marlfield House & Garden

    Marlfield House & Garden

    Surrounding a beautiful regency period house, the garden and grounds extend to 36 acres. Woodlands form the back drop to meandering paths through an extensive kitchen garden of herbs, vegetables and fruits. Long borders of shrubs and herbaceous perennials flank a yew hedge and lead to the lawns and formal gardens. The lake and wildfowl reserve form a completely separate garden to the front of the hotel and the island, reached by a wooden bridge, has beautiful specimen shrubs and trees.
  • Colclough Walled Garden

    Colclough Walled Garden

    The walled garden was built by the Colclough Family in the early Nineteenth Century. Restoration work began in July 2010 and the original layout of the garden has been reinstated as it was in the 1838. The main features of this 2.5 acre stone/brick lined walled garden include curved corners, two intra mural structures on the dividing brick wall which splits the garden in two sections, east and west. It is a work in progress.
  • Wells House & Gardens

    Wells House & Gardens

    Wells House has a stunning Victorian Terrace Garden, designed by the renowned architect Daniel Robertson (responsible for the gardens at Powerscourt House and Johnstown Castle among others) between 1830 – 1845, and recently lovingly restored to his plans, a must see for gardening enthusiasts. In addition to our garden we have our Daffodil Walk, the earliest daffodil dating circa 1666. Our woodland walk has been named after Lady Francis who lived at Wells House from 1870 with her husband Charles Mervyn.
  • Beechdale Garden Centre

    Beechdale Garden Centre

    Beechdale is in an attractive rural setting; it has a reputation for offering an extensive range of unusual plants and specialises in roses. We opened our new Coffee Shop in 2012, offering light refreshments. Refurbished in 2008, it now has large area of covered, all-weather shopping with tools, garden furniture and accessories. Qualified staff are always happy to offer advice. Established in 1990 by Keith Rothwell, on what had been a mushroom growing farm.
  • Wexford Lavender Farm

    Wexford Lavender Farm

    Wexford Lavender Farm is Ireland’s first dedicated Lavender Farm. We have two acres of Lavender with 5,000 plants and 3 varieties of lavender. Don't forget, lavender flowers from late June to early September, July and August being the peak time to see lavender plants at their best. We are a family run business set in the heart of the beautiful Wexford countryside. A peaceful place to relax, slow down and enjoy the great outdoors. Opened in April 2014 we aim to share our ‘Passion for Purple’, love of all things lavender and country life. Lavender is one of the best known and most loved of all herbs, with its lovely fragrance and stunning flowers it remains a gardeners’ favourite. The Purple Haze café serves breakfast, lunch and delicious cakes. We have woodland walks, kids playground, craft room, gift shop, plant sales, therapist room and playroom.
  • Kilmokea Gardens

    Kilmokea Gardens

    These peaceful spiritual gardens of seven acres are beautifully laid out around an attractive Georgian house overlooking the river Barrow. Topiary, lawns, herbaceous and mixed plantings combine with architectural features and ornaments to provide an enchanting series of enclosures. A water garden extends into woodland planted with rare and tender trees and shrubs. The organic fruit and vegetable garden has been opened to the public this year.
  • Cois na hAbhann Garden Centre

    Cois na hAbhann Garden Centre

    Cois na hAbhann is a spectacular destination centre; winner of the Bord Bia Garden, Home and Lifestyle Centre of the year (small) 2009/2010, 2010/2011 and 2011/2012. A Bord Bia 5 Star Gold Garden Centre, it offers a complete range of beautiful high quality plants and a comprehensive giftware department offering an inspiring collection of furniture, giftware, soft furnishings, jewellery and handbags, as well as the Bay Tree Café which specialises in tasty lunches and delicious home baked cakes.
  • Johnstown Castle

    Johnstown Castle

    Johnstown Castle was built by the Esmonde family who came to Co Wexford in 1169. It was then acquired by the Grogan family who developed the castle, grounds, lakes and estate that we have today. The walled gardens and hothouses, covering 4 acres, were originally laid out between 1844 -1851 and retain their early design today. Pathways throughout the grounds meander through the woodland garden and around the lakes. The sunken garden is now a picnic area located close to the car park.
  • Glenavon Japanese Garden

    Glenavon Japanese Garden

    This one acre garden, created over ten years, on the challenging clay Macemore soil, depicts the four seasons and is centred round a beautifully recreated Japanese pavilion. Stone lanterns, statues and other features accentuate this theme and a Liquidambar walk flanks one of the perimeters. There is also a craft shop.
  • Kilmurry Nursery & Garden

    Kilmurry Nursery & Garden

    Beautiful herbaceous perennial garden developed over the last ten years on 1.5 acres and includes large orchard and vegetable area in an informal setting. This garden, planted for colour and scent, provides inspiration and ideas for planting combinations. Attached to an award winning nursery where a huge selection of plants is available.
  • Kilcannon Garden Centre

    Kilcannon Garden Centre

    Kilcannon Garden Centre offers everything you need to create your perfect garden. We have a vast selection of trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials and bedding plants to choose from. We provide sheltered work, work experience and Horticultural and Vocational Training to suit a variety of abilities. With ample free car parking and a fantastic restaurant, serving delicious food daily a visit is a must. Our Santa Village, Christmas shop and Irish grown Christmas trees make visiting during the festive season a great experience for all the family.
  • Springmount Garden Centre

    Springmount Garden Centre

    An established family business, Springmount Garden Centre is the perfect venue for plant lovers, offering a great range of plants, trees, fruit, vegetables etc. throughout the year. The garden shop provides everything for the garden, as well as beautiful gifts and also runs a series of garden classes, seminars and events. The Greenhouse Café serves delicious hot and cold meals.
Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

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Planning A Visit?

Planning A Visit?

The owners of all of our garden locations on our trail will be happy to welcome and assist you with any information you require to enjoy your visit to Co.Wexford.