Japanese Gardens

The Japanese Gardens are situated in Tully, near the town of Kildare. They were created between 1906 and 1910 by Tassa Eida and his son Minoru.

Location

Tully, County Kildare.

History

The Japanese Gardens are situated in Tully, near the town of Kildare. They were created between 1906 and 1910 by Tassa Eida and his son Minoru. The gardens are situated in the grounds of the National Stud and are supposed to symbolise the "Life of Man" - the journey of a soul from Oblivion to Eternity.

The Gardens have been carefully preserved as a part of Ireland's heritage and are regarded as the finest Japanese Gardens in Europe. The gardens are not only artistic and horticultural but also religious, philosophical, and historical. It is a perfect example of Japanese gardening of the period. The Japanese Gardens of Tully receive over one hundred thousand visitors each year ensuring their place on the list of Ireland's favourite gardens.

Visit Length

approx. 1hr 30mins

Admission

Admission is paid at the visitor center.

Information

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

Facilities

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

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