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- Directions: The gardens are situated about 45km from Ennis on the N68 and 8km from the Shannon car ferry at Killimer on the N67. The Vandeleur Gardens are located about 800km outside of Kilrush, on the N67.
- Opening hours: Open all year. Closed on weekends from October to March and Christmas. Visit the website for full details.
- Facilities: Guided group tours of the gardens are available Monday - Friday and must be booked in advance. Coffee shop, gift shop and plant sales. Car and coach parking available.
- Accesibility: The garden is level and there are wide gravel paths throughout. The Summer House, coffee and gift shop are wheelchair accesible. Disability restroom available.
Vandeleur Walled GardensKilrush Clare - Ireland West
Beautifully constructed, old stone walls contain the Vandeleur Walled Gardens, once the garden of the Vandeleur landlords’ home, Kilrush House. The gardens are set among 170 hectares of native woodland in County Clare. Once forgotten, the garden underwent restoration work in 1997. It now contains many unusual and tender plants that thrive in the area's uniquely western latitude micro-climate. Other features of this horticultural gem include unusual water features, a tree collection, horizontal maze, summer house, butterfly trail, agricultural machinery display and the Vandeleur Glasshouse. The quiet courtyard setting of the Vandeleur Centre includes a coffee and gift shop, conference suite and plant sales area. The 'Kilrush in Landlord Times' display provides an insight into the site's former guise while various events take place during the year such as art and craft exhibitions, historical lectures and family fun days. Free entry is being offered throughout 2012.
ContactTelephone+353 (0)65 905 1760
Fax:+353 (0)65 905 1782
Address: Vandeleur Demesne, Kilrush, Co Clare, Republic of Ireland