Gardens of Donegal
- Explore the gardens of Donegal on this 3-night garden holiday in Ireland.
- Discover an array of private & public gardens in Donegal, including the award winning Oakfield Gardens.
- Experience the Blue Stack Mountains & visit Glenveagh National Park.
- Be escorted by Iain MacDonald, a qualified and experienced gardener and guide throughout the tour.
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Your Guided Group Holiday To Donegal
Be inspired and join us to see some of the best gardens in Donegal. The first highlight of this garden short break will be Oakfield Gardens, which has won numerous awards for its restoration. This 18th century garden is surrounded by woodlands, lakes and features a narrow gauge railway. We’ll travel through the Blue Stack Mountains to visit Cluain na dTor Seaside Garden & Nursery, which has a wonderful mix of tropical and unusual plants. We’ll then discover the second biggest national park in Ireland, Glenveagh National Park and take a guided tour of the house and Victorian gardens. Finally, we’ll visit a contemporary walled garden, Salthill Gardens, created by Elizabeth Temple. This tour provides the perfect opportunity to visit some of the best-known gardens in Donegal.
Activity Level: Leisurely
Travel to Donegal & Oakfield Gardens
We depart today from The Alex Hotel in Dublin, with a comfort stop en route where there will be time for lunch at leisure.
This afternoon we will visit Oakfield Park in Raphoe. Oakfield Park Donegal is a privately owned estate and railway, which has won several National awards for the restoration of its gardens and buildings.
After our visit we will travel onwards to our hotel located in Donegal town.
Cluain na dTor Garden & Glenveagh National Park
Cluain na dTor Seaside Garden & Nursery
Following a leisurely breakfast our full day excursion will start with a journey through the Blue Stack Mountains for a visit to Cluain na dTor Seaside Garden & Nursey.
Located in the scenic splendour of Ireland’s wilderness, Cluain na dTor (meaning ‘Meadow of Shrubs’) Nursery and Gardens specialises in plants that thrive in Seaside gardens and coastal regions.
Glenveagh National Park
This afternoon we'll explore Glenveagh National Park with a guided tour of the house and gardens.
Glenveagh Castle is a 19th century castellated mansion and was built between 1867 and 1873. Its construction in a remote mountain setting was inspired by the Victorian idyll of a romantic highland retreat. The two major elements of the garden, the Pleasure Gardens and the Walled Garden, were built in the late 1880s. The gardens, which were constructed for Cornelia Adair, still retain their original Victorian layout.
Private Garden Visits
Today we will discover three private gardens located near Donegal town.
Salthill Gardens & Return to Dublin
Following breakfast and after checking out of our hotel we will visit Salthill Gardens, a contemporary walled garden in MountCharles, Donegal, designed and created by Elizabeth Temple.
Return to Dublin
It is time to say "Slán Abhaile" to County Donegal as we depart for Dublin. A comfort stop is included on route for lunch at leisure (not included)
Know before you go
Will I be met at the airport?
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
Do I need a Visa?
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What if there is an emergency?
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