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Day Tours

Join Arbutus Garden Tours on their new East to West 5 day garden tour of Ireland.

They will take you on a journey across Ireland. You will experience the transformations in landscape unique to this island as you travel from East to West. Starting in Dublin, the country’s bustling capital, across the Shannon, to the West, the Atlantic Coast and on to the wilds of Connemara. The gardens that you will explore along the way will amaze you in their diversity of character, features, setting and not least their owners.

In the East: The Dillon Garden

In the West: Kylemore Abbey and the Victorian Walled Garden

The tour begins with the acclaimed Helen Dillon’s Dublin Garden, an intriguing delight in horticultural and artistic features. In the heart of the Irish midlands Birr Castle and Demesne will enthral you with its history, Giant Telescope and collections. When you reach Connemara, the setting for Kylemore Abbey, you will have witnessed what a love of landscape and a beautiful woman can inspire in extreme gardening.

These are only some of the gardens you will explore as along with those already mentioned, you will be visiting other equally stunning Irish Gardens, many privately owned. All have distinct and unique features that you would not find anywhere else and that make this East to West Irish Garden Tour so interesting.

You can relax in the knowledge that transport will be provided by an experienced and friendly family coach company. You will be able to luxuriate in fantastic accommodation. The tour will be guided by the Arbutus Garden Tours’ owner, Branka, who has been working in Irelands gardens for over fifteen years.


Arbutus Garden Tours, Ranelagh