10am - 4 pm (Wed - Sun), closed on Mondays, Tuesdays & Bank Holidays
Last admission to the garden and last orders in the coffee shop: 30 minutes before closing.
This year we will open on weekends from 10am to 5pm on weekends in July and August
Free entry in January 2013!!!
Normal admission fees:
Families (2 Aduls + up to 3 children):
OAP / Students
Group rates available for groups >10
The Vandeleur Walled Garden lies nestled in the heart of Kilrush Wood, just 2 Kilometres from the Centre of Kilrush in the County of Clare.
GPS Location: N 52.63657 W 009.47357
We are only 45km (28 miles) away from Ennis, 78 km (48 miles) from Limerick, 14km (8.6 miles) from Kilkee, 8 km (5 miles) from the Shannon Car Ferry (Killimer – Tarbert) in Killimer, 50.5 km (43 miles) from the Cliffs of Moher, and 109 km (67 miles) from Galway.
Coming to Kilrush follow the brown heritage fingerpost signs that lead you through the Town Centre towards Kilimer onto the N67. Just approximately 1 kilometre outside the town you find the road bordered by a high stone wall on the left. After ca. 500 metres the entrance to the wood opens to your left with signs advertising the Vandeleur Walled Garden and here you should turn off. Follow the road into the wood and it will lead you to an open space and further down a little hill to the car park and the entrance to the Vandeleur Walled Garden and Centre.
We hope, that no Leprechauns turn or take our signs.
Guided Tours available by appointment (Monday - Friday)
Our Coffee Shop daily supplies fresh scones, vegetable soup with brown bread, all types of sandwiches and other delicious light snacks such as quiche and salad. Everything is home made and especially our yummy cakes are lovely treats.
We do a variety of cakes especially to order. Do you want to treat yourself or someone else? Please contact us for details.
Plants for sale:
The Vandeleur Walled Garden are offering a wide variety of plants for sale
See below a list of plants available.
All plants are subject to seasonal availability.
Unusual and rare plants
Astilbe chinensis var. taquetii
Cestrum roseum 'Ilnaculin'
Epimedium x perralchicum
Fuchsia magellanica 'Versicolor'
Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’
Hedera helix ‘Erecta’
Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’
Polygonatum X hybridum
Thermopsis rhombifolia var. montana
Perennials and Grasses
Achillea millefolium ‘Summer berries’
Ajuga reptans 'Atropurpurea'
Anemone x hybrida
Aruncus dioicus Glasnevin'
Carex Comans ‘Frosted Curls’
Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'
Crocosmia masoniorum 'Jupiter'
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Solfatare'
Geranium ibericum ‘Johnson’s blue’
Hemerocallis x hybrida 'Grape Velvet'
Heuchera micrantha 'Palace Purple'
Hosta Fortunei ‘Albopicta’
Hosta Fortunei ‘Honeybells’
Iris sanguinea blue form
Iris sanguinea white form
Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea'
Pemstemon gloxinoides ‘Sour Grapes’
Pemstemon gloxinoides ‘White Bedder’
Rheum palmatum ‘Ace of Spades’
Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii ‘Goldsturm’
Veronica Spicata ‘Sightseeing’
Shrubs and Trees
Berberis thunbergii ‘Atropurpurea’
Buxus sempervirens ‘Argentea’
Ceanothus rigidus 'Snowball'
Escallonia exoniensis ‘Gold Brian’
Escallonia macrantha ‘Apple Blossom’
Escallonia macrantha ‘Donard White’
Escallonia macrantha ‘Rubra’
Forsythia intermedia ‘Spectabilis’
Hebe albicans ‘Red Edge’
Hebe pinguifolia ‘Pagei’
Hebe pinguifolia ‘Sutherlandii’
Hedera colchica 'Dentata Variegata
Hedera colchica 'Sulphur Heart'
Hedera helix 'Erecta'
Philadelphus coronaries ‘Virginal’
Prunus laurocerasus ‘Otto Luyken’
Rosa rugosa ‘Alba’
Rosa rugosa 'Rubra'
Weigela florida ‘Variegata’
Annuals for hanging baskets, window boxes, bedding displays
Vegetables and Fruits
Away from the hustle & bustle of the town ,the gardens promise a successfull & undisturbed meeting venue. The conference suite offers capacity for up to 80 persons with natural lighting and is available for early morning meetings straight through to late evenings.
The suite is ideal for corporate presentations, staff training, interviews, AGM's & committee meetings and is equipped with black out blinds, a new projector and projector screen. We can provide flip chart and overhead projector as well. The Coffee Shop can supply catering if required. We can provide tea / coffee and scones, soup, sandwiches or finger food buffets. For futher details, rates and booking please contact us
Extensive free parking for coaches and cars available
The garden is level and there are wide gravel paths throughout. The Victorian style working glasshouse is open to visitors. The Summer House is wheelchair accessible. Disability restroom is available. Coffee Shop and Gift Shop are wheelchair accessible.
All well behaving dogs who arrive with their scoop the poop trained owners on leads are assured of a warm welcome and a bowl of cool refreshing water.
Visiting the area:
For more information about the town of Kilrush and other interesting places in West Clare please visit our Links page