This award winning garden has been 30 years in the making by Sheena Wood and Kurt Lyndorff.
'I arrived thinking it was for children. I left knowing it was for all ages. Along the way I grew up & became a child again'
as yet another happy visitor wrote in the visitor book.
Visitors enter the garden by one of several bridges across the river and begin a voyage of discovery in the wonderful blend of art and nature in four interlinked gardens on a one kilometre walk, which includes a science trail and a poetry trail.
Falling Water Garden, Timeless Glen, Environmental Forest and high up the hillside Valley of Eden are open every day in July and August from 10 to 6. Please call if travelling far or for booking groups. Last entry about 4.30.
Entrance fee: adults €9, children €6.50, family of 2 parents and 2 kids €30. Cyclists & walkers €8. Sensible shoes are recommended. Sorry no dogs except guide dogs.
Visitors can pay cash or go online on their phone at the entrance to pay by credit card via PayPal (cash is quicker and doesn't incur a booking fee). We can't take prebookings. There is an ATM at the petrol station in Glengarriff.
Regretfully picnic facilities are no longer provided, but picnic tables are available in Glengarriff Nature Reserve just down the road. Glengarriff also has great cafes & restaurants.
For a really special lunch experience for groups we recommend to try to book Two Green Shoots, see www.twogreenshoots.com. They can also do picnic hampers to take away if you order beforehand
Allow a minimum of about one hour for a garden visit, but you can spend longer taking in all the information and the games.
Up to two hours are allocated for visitors due to limited parking in the mountain location.
Due to the very hilly terrain kids' buggies are not possible