Heywood Gardens

Completed in 1912, the property consists of gardens, lakes, woodland and architectural features.

Location

Ballinakill, Co Laois

History

Completed in 1912, the property consists of gardens, lakes, woodland and architectural features. It was transferred to State ownership in November 1993 from the Salesian Fathers who had taken care of it since 1941. The formal Gardens form the centre-piece of the property and were designed by the famous architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944) and probably landscaped by Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932). It is one of four Gardens in this country designed by him, the others being in the War Memorial Park , Lambay Island and Howth Castle. The Gardens are composed of four elements linked by a terrace that ran along the front of the house which now no longer exists. An extensive re-planting programme is currently underway. There is also limited access for visitors with disabilities. 1hr 30mins

Admission

No Admission Fee

Information

Leaflets: Yes Guided Tours: Yes Audio Visual: Yes Exhibition: Yes

 

Opening Times

All Year 09:00-18:00

Visit Length

 

Facilities

Restaurant: Yes Car Park: Yes Coach Park: Yes Disabled Access: Yes

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