Below, we have compiled some of the most frequently asked questions about the Carlow Garden Trail aiming to provide you with quick, helpful answers to common queries.

However, we understand that you might have specific questions or need further clarification. If that’s the case, please don’t hesitate to contact the staff of Carlow Tourist Office directly at + 353 (0)59 9130411 or via e-mail Our friendly staff are more than happy to assist you with any additional information or guidance you may need to ensure your visit to the Carlow Garden Trail is as enjoyable as possible.

Some gardens have on-line ticketing options which are available on the Carlow Garden Trail website. Tickets can also be purchased at each of the participating garden entrances. Prices vary by garden and event type, so please check the website for detailed information on ticketing options and costs.

Yes, toilet facilities, either in the owner’s own home or public facilities are available at all venues on the Carlow Garden Trail. Not all facilities are wheelchair accessible.

Guide dogs are welcome.

Some of the gardens are wheelchair accessible with paths and ramps designed to accommodate all visitors. However, some areas may have natural terrain that is more challenging to navigate. We recommend contacting the gardens directly to discuss specific accessibility needs.

Many gardens on the Carlow Garden Trail offer on-site cafes/restaurants or tea rooms with a range of refreshments and light meals. Picnic areas are also available in several gardens for those who prefer to bring their own food.

Free parking is available at most of the premises along the Carlow Garden Trail while a small fee of €2 (irrespective of length of stay) applies to the car parking facilities at Altamont Gardens.  We recommend arriving early during busy periods to secure a parking spot close to the entrance.

Children are welcome to the Carlow Garden Trail premises. Children must be supervised at all times to ensure their safety and to respect the garden’s environment.

Personal photography and video are generally permitted within the gardens. However, if you wish to use images or video for commercial purposes, please contact the garden administration in advance to obtain the necessary permissions.

Group discounts may be available. Please contact the garden premises directly for more information on booking and rates for groups.

Several gardens on the Carlow Garden Trail offer facilities for private events, including weddings. Each garden has unique settings and capacities, so we recommend contacting your garden of choice directly to discuss event hosting options.

Bus Éireann Expressway operates Route 4 from Dublin City/Dublin Airport to Waterford serving Carlow Town, Leighlinbridge, Bagenalstown and Royal Oak several times per day.

JJ Kavanagh’s (Rapid Express Travel) provides regular services daily to/from Carlow Town and Dublin City/Dublin Airport. Inter-county services (Mon-Fri) between Carlow, Tullow, Rathvilly, Baltinglass and Hacketstown as well as a Carlow – Portlaoise service via Athy, and Carlow – Kilkenny twice daily. All coaches offer FREE Wi-Fi, extra comfort seats, free charging points and even better value when booking your ticket online by availing of 10% off.

Wexford Bus provides regular scheduled bus services that connect Carlow to Ballon, Bunclody, Enniscorthy and Wexford on route 387.

Local Link provides regular services around the towns and villages of Carlow.


From Dublin Heuston there are eight services in operation to Carlow Town and Bagenalstown (and nine return) each weekday. There are eight services on Saturday and four services on Sunday. Further information available from

Please do contact Carlow Tourist Office where staff will be able to assist you further if required T: + 353 (0) 59 9130411 or via e-mail

Please refer to the accommodation section of this website where details of all accommodation members are provided. All premises are approved to Fáilte Ireland standards. Burtown House and Gardens, Huntington Castle and Gardens and Kilgraney House and Herb Gardens, are on the Carlow Garden Trail and offer accommodation to visitors.

For a full list of all attractions and activities in County Carlow please visit The staff of Carlow Tourist Office T: 059-9130411 E: are always available to assist with relevant information and helpful guidance.