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Heywood Gardens

Heywood Gardens, Ballinakill, Co Laois

Heywood Gardens in Laois were completed in 1912, the property consists of gardens, lakes, woodland and architectural features. It was transferred to State ownership in November 1993 from the Salesian Fathers who had taken care of it since 1941. The formal Gardens form the centre-piece of the property and were designed by the famous architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944). Located 7km southeast from Abbeyleix, off R432 to Ballinakill, in the grounds of Heywood Community School.

Clonaslee Garden, Portlaoise, Co Laois

Clonaslee Garden in Portlaoise is open from March through to September, visitors welcome but you would need to just phone before arrival as requested by the owners. Ours is a mature garden which offers many little areas to delight garden lovers, from specimen trees, to the small orchard and fruit garden, our perennial area, rockeries to the mini woodland area, there are lots of colourful flowers and shrubs to enjoy. There is a small entrance fee but we are sure you will enjoy your visit thoroughly to our Garden here in Portlaoise.

Gash Gardens, Castletown, Portlaoise, Co Laois

Gash Gardens Portlaoise are located in the village of Castletown, between Portlaoise and Roscrea, just 8 miles from Portlaoise itself. The Gardens are open May through to September, Monday to Saturday, Sunday by arrangement, with a small entrance free. Let you senses be inspired with lots of colour and beautiful fragrances. With wonderful rhododendrons, streams, old style roses, fernery, and rock garden and afterwards you can expand your own garden if you want to purchase some plants or shrubs from our Nursery, we have parking and visitors are free to bring a picnic and enjoy our gardens.

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