It should come as no surprise to hear that Carlow is a treasure trove of wonderful gardens. Follow the Carlow Garden Trail, a collection of 16 gardening attractions featuring old gardens lovingly restored and maintained or smaller gardens which are maturing beautifully over time. Award winning garden centres and forest parks complement the joy of a visit on the Carlow Garden Trail.

Some of the highlights include:

  • Altamont Gardens
  • Arboretum Inspirational Gardens & Centre
  • Delta Sensory Gardens & Centre
  • Ducketts Grove Walled Gardens
  • Herb Gardens at Kilgraney House
  • Rathwood

The Carlow Garden Trail can be driven in one day but we recommend you book one of our special offers and give yourself the time to enjoy the remarkable beauty at a more leisurely pace. The trail can be joined at any gardening attraction and then you just follow the easily identifiable signposts.

Carlow Garden Festival

The annual Carlow Garden Festival usually takes place over the August bank holiday weekend. The festival is a fabulous experience for budding and experienced gardeners or simply nature lovers to get practical advice, hints and tips from some of Ireland’s most respected gardening professionals.

Read our Carlow Up Close blog for more ideas and events