Blooming Gardens and Big Houses

The Carlow Garden Trail is renowned in Ireland as having some of the most magnificent gardening attractions in the country.

Plan today for an unforgettable experience

The Carlow Garden Trail is a unique offering of inspirational and historic gardens, sensory gardens, forest walks, community gardens, tree trails and manor houses. 

Entente Florale – Carlow Town 2024

Carlow Town proudly represents Ireland in the prestigious European competition, Entente Florale, celebrating horticulture, sustainability and community development. As a participant in this esteemed event, Carlow showcases its commitment to creating a vibrant, eco-friendly environment for residents and visitors alike.

Throughout the month of July, Carlow will bloom with colour and vitality, as the town prepares for its judging day on July 12th. From meticulously maintained gardens to innovative green initiatives, visitors will witness first-hand the dedication to sustainable gardening principles within the town. Stroll through the picturesque streets and discover stunning floral displays, urban green spaces and rain and community gardens that reflect Carlow’s passion for environmental stewardship.

While the excitement peaks in July, the benefits of Carlow’s participation in Entente Florale extend far beyond this month. By promoting sustainable practices and enhancing the quality of life for its residents, Carlow continues to flourish as a desirable destination for nature lovers, garden enthusiasts, and anyone seeking inspiration in horticulture and sustainability.

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the beauty and innovation of Carlow Town during Entente Florale 2024. Whether you’re exploring historic landmarks, enjoying outdoor activities, attending the Carlow Garden Festival or discovering the Carlow Garden Trail, Carlow Town is a worthy addition to your holiday break and promises a memorable experience for all.


Making Memories

Immerse yourself in the beauty and calm of the many unique attractions along the trail. There’s wonder and surprise in every garden, just waiting to be discovered. There’s verdant tranquillity for you to uncover in Carlow when you wander off the track. Making memories is what we are all about.

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For Garden Lovers of Any Age


Where to Stay in Carlow

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    Paul Smyth at the Barrow Experience Gardens, BEAM Centre

    • Date: 04 Aug 2024
    • Time: 11:00 am –
    • Location: Barrow Experience Gardens at BEAM

    Barrow Experience Gardens

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