Once the private garden of Kilrush House, this sheltered paradise of 2,158 acres is set among 420 acres of native woodland.

The Vandeleur Walled Garden & Woodland Bistro—a place of history, beauty, tranquility and energy…and a place that is excited to share its special secret with you. Once the private garden of Kilrush House, this sheltered paradise of 2,158 acres is set among 420 acres of native woodland. Many unusual and tender plants thrive in the area’s uniquely western latitude microclimate and the result is a horticultural medley of trees, flowers, plants and water features. The garden has been beautifully and imaginatively restored around the old path system. Whether you’re a keen gardener, a visitor to these shores, a lover of natural beauty or simply looking for an outing with a difference—Vandeleur gives you a fascinating glimpse into the past, blended with a beautiful re-designed look for a new generation of garden lovers. If you visit with your family there is something for everyone and children can enjoy the living willow structure, life-size maze and play area or follow the butterfly trail. And don’t go hungry! The Woodland Bistro serves lovely homemade food and treats.

  • 420 acres of native woodland
  • Beautifully restored gardens
  • Children’s play area
  • Butterfly trail
  • Exhibitions

Opening Times:

Check website for opening times


Admission Prices 2020:

Free entry

Useful Information

Bistro, gift shop, plant sales and ample parking

Getting There

43 km from Ennis on the N68. Just outside Kilrush on the N67 Killimer Road, 8 km to the Shannon Ferry (Killimer–Tarbert)

Map Location: 52.636200, -9.472676
Contact Vandeleur Walled Garden and Woodland Bistro

Killimer Road, Kilrush, Co. Clare, Ireland

Eircode: V15 E735
T: +353 (0)65 905 1760
E: info@vandeleurwalledgarden.ie
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