Irish Tourism – Discover the Boyne Valley Garden Trail

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Ireland is known for its superlative lushness. In fact, its velvety-green fields and colourful blossoms are world-renowned for their unparalleled beauty…

Those who wish to experience the loveliness of Ireland’s plants and flowers, up close and personal, will benefit from planning a trip to the scenic Boyne Valley.

This exceptional Irish enclave is the home of eleven unforgettable gardens, all of which offer tourists visual splendour which is truly beyond compare.

To help you learn about the Boyne Valley’s lauded Garden Trail, we’ve compiled a fun and informative quick guide.

Once you’ve discovered the stunning beauty of the region, you may just be tempted to add it to your next Irish getaway itinerary…

Explore Ireland’s Historic Gardens

Getting in touch with nature by visiting the most historic and beautiful gardens of Meath and Louth is what exploring the Boyne Valley Garden Trail is all about.

These serene and manicured outdoor spaces feature gorgeous plants and flowers, as well as historical elements which will help you to connect with Ireland’s rich and colourful past.

These public and private gardens are typically easy to visit and affordable admission fees are generally par for the course.

Therefore, the cost of enjoying Ireland’s historical estates will be very reasonable.

While you are exploring, you may enjoy pretty tea rooms, relaxing garden walks and inspiring tours of striking estates.

Now, let’s look at a couple of highlights of the Boyne Valley’s legendary “Garden Trail”…

Garden Highlights – County Louth

Barmeath Castle © Copyright Kieran Campbell and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.Barmeath Castle is one of the best places to enjoy Ireland’s blooms and lush foliage while you’re in the Boyne Valley.

This ancient fortress overlooks picturesque Dundalk Bay and its beautiful garden was designed by Thomas Wright, for usage by the castle’s owners (the Bellow family), during the 16th century.

While you tour the estate, you’ll be able to enjoy gazing at peaceful waterways, crossing old-fashioned rock bridges and taking in the loveliness of lots of gorgeous trees, rose bushes, herbaceous borders and vegetable gardens.

In addition, you’ll be able to check out a centuries-old archery ground which is flanked by a pretty border of Irish Yew trees.

These days, members of the Bellow family oversee the gardens, in order to maintain their beauty for visitors.

You’ll find these gardens at their best during May and June, when Azalea and Rhododendron flowers are in full bloom.

Garden Highlights – County Meath

Hamwood House is another wonderful stop on the Boyne Valley Garden Trail.

This Georgian-style estate features a stunning, walled garden and it is also the perfect place for invigorating garden walks.

Created in the year 1800, Hamwood House’s gardens are at their most impressive during April, May and June, when Bluebells, Rhododendrons, Camellias and Azaleas blossom.

Situated north of Dublin city, this County Meath estate features Palladian style details, such as octagonal wings with distinctive, “pepper pot” designs.

The estate’s gardens are open to the public from the beginning of April until the end of July.

If you’re planning a visit to County Meath, be sure to enjoy all that this lovely estate and grounds have to offer.

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