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Gardens of Donegal

Ireland

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  • 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. 

Trip Itinerary

Leisurely

Activity Level: Leisurely

Day
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Travel to Donegal & Oakfield Gardens

Depart Dublin

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We depart today from The Alex Hotel in Dublin, with a comfort stop en route where there will be time for lunch at leisure. 

Oakfield Gardens

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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.

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Cluain na dTor Garden & Glenveagh National Park

Cluain na dTor Seaside Garden & Nursery

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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

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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.

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Private Gardens

Private Garden Visits

Today we will discover three private gardens located near Donegal town.

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Salthill Gardens & Return to Dublin

Salthill Gardens

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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

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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)

* We aim to operate your tour itinerary according to the format shown. Occasionally, local conditions and unexpected events may result in adjustments to the planned schedule. We kindly ask for your understanding and flexibility in the event of any changes

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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?

Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements

What if there is an emergency?

We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.

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