County Carlow is a treasure trove of wonderful gardening attractions, with some of the best in the country located here. 

And there are award-winning garden centres where you will get the best horticultural advice and can purchase something to remind you of your visit. The importance of biodiversity, the environment and green spaces in today’s society is recognised by three community led initiatives.

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Whether you’re strolling through beautifully landscaped historical gardens or marvelling at interiors that have survived for centuries, you’ll be swept away by the magic of these very special Carlow treasures. Identifiable road signs make the Carlow Garden Trail an easy-to-follow tour offering a unique insight into the plants and plants people that make each premises so individual. Large map boards are located in the grounds of each participating centre providing further information. What makes the Carlow Garden Trail so unique is the range of large and small gardening experiences which are lovingly cared for by dedicated plantspeople, all eager to share their knowledge and expertise. There are ideas to take home at every turn and amazing plants, shrubs and trees that grow right throughout the year. 

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  • 1.-Main-picture-Huntington-Castle-and-Gardens
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    Huntington Castle and Gardens

  • Ballon Tree Trail
    • Biodiversity/Community Gardens
    • Tree Trails

    Ballon Tree Trail

  • An Gairdin Beo
    • Biodiversity/Community Gardens

    An Gairdín Beo Community Garden

  • Rath Wood Forest Trees
    • Forests

    Rath Wood Forest

  • 1. Main picture Arboretum front door – carlow tourism site
    • Garden Centres

    Arboretum Home and Garden Heaven

  • 1. Main picture – Altamont Plant Sales, Tullow, Co. Carlow
    • Garden Centres

    Altamont Plant Sales and the Walled Gardens

  • Shankill Castle and Gardens, co Carlow
    • Gardens

    Shankill Castle and Gardens

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    Patthana Gardens

  • 1.-Main-picture-Leighlinbridge-with-view-of-river-from-on-high
    • Gardens

    Leighlinbridge – The Garden Village

  • Kilgraney House, Co Carlow_Web Size
    • Gardens

    Kilgraney House and Herb Gardens

  • Hardymount Gardens, Tullow, Co. Carlow
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    Hardymount Gardens

  • 1.-Main-picture-Ducketts-Grove-Historic-House-and-Walled-Gardens
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    Duckett’s Grove Historic House and Walled Gardens

  • Waterfall at Delta Sensory Gardens Co.Carlow
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    Delta Sensory Gardens and Garden Centre

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    Burtown House & Gardens

  • 1. Main picuture – Family discovering Borris House, Borris, Co. Carlow
    • Gardens

    Borris House and Gardens

  • 1. Main picture – Arboretum Inspirational Gardens
    • Gardens

    Arboretum Inspirational Gardens

  • Views of Altamont Gardens from the lake
    • Gardens

    Altamont Gardens

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    • Tree Trails

    Myshall Tree Trail

  • Oak Park Forest Park, Carlow Town
    • Forests

    Oak Park Forest Park

  • Druids Wood
    • Gardens

    Barrow Experience Gardens at BEAM