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Our Visitor Information page contains a variety of information for visitors intending to visit the Vandeleur Walled Garden or stay around the area

If you do not find what you are looking for, feel free to contact us and our friendly staff will be happy to be of your assistance.

Coffee Shop

Plants for sale

Conference Facilities

Opening Times:

 April to September

 10am – 5pm (Mon – Fri)

 12pm – 5pm (Sat, Sun, Bank Holidays)

 October to March

 9.30am - 4.30pm (Mon - Fri), closed on Sat, Sun,  Bank Holidays       

Last admission to the garden and last orders in the coffee shop: 30 minutes before closing.

Please note that we will be closed for Christmas from 23rd December to 1st January.

Admission fees:

Free entry!!!

Please obtain your free ticket at our reception. Thank you.


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 009.47357Click map to open Google Maps in a new window

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.

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Map to Vandeleur Walled Gardens, Kilrush, Clare, Ireland


Our facilities include:

  • Coffee Shop with Patio Cafe
  • Gift Shop
  • Plant Sales area
  • Conference facilities
  • Guided Tours available by appointment (Monday - Friday)

Coffee Shop:

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

  • Acaena magellanica

  • Acanthus mollis

  • Alstroemeria aurea

  • Astilbe chinensis var. taquetii

  • Blechnum chilense

  • Cephalaria gigantea

  • Cestrum roseum 'Ilnaculin'

  • Dianella caerulea

  • Dierama pulcherrimum

  • Echium pininana

  • Epimedium x perralchicum

  • Eupatorium purpureum

  • Euphorbia mellifera

  • Fuchsia magellanica 'Versicolor'

  • Galega officinalis

  • Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’

  • Hedera helix ‘Erecta’

  • Inula magnifica

  • Leucanthemella serotina

  • Libertia grandiflora

  • Macleaya cordata

  • Melianthus major

  • Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’

  • Piptanthus nepalensis

  • Polygonatum X hybridum

  • Pseudowintera colorata

  • Silphium perfoliatum

  • Tasmannia lanceolata

  • Thermopsis rhombifolia var. montana

  • Tricyrtis macropoda


Perennials and Grasses

  • Achillea millefolium ‘Summer berries’

  • Ajuga reptans 'Atropurpurea'

  • Alchemilla mollis

  • Anemone x hybrida

  • Aquilegia vulgaris

  • Armeria maritima

  • Aruncus dioicus Glasnevin'

  • Bergenia cordifolia

  • Carex comans

  • Carex Comans ‘Frosted Curls’

  • Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'

  • Crocosmia masoniorum 'Jupiter'

  • Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Solfatare'

  • Foeniculum vulgare

  • Geranium ibericum ‘Johnson’s blue’

  • Hemerocallis 'Stafford'

  • Hemerocallis x hybrida 'Grape Velvet'

  • Heuchera micrantha 'Palace Purple'

  • Hosta Fortunei ‘Albopicta’

  • Hosta Fortunei ‘Honeybells’

  • Iris foetidissima

  • Iris sanguinea blue form

  • Iris sanguinea white form

  • Liriope muscari

  • Lupinus polyphillus

  • Lychnis chalcedonica

  • Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea'

  • Pemstemon gloxinoides ‘Sour Grapes’

  • Pemstemon gloxinoides ‘White Bedder’

  • Persicaria affinis

  • Rheum palmatum ‘Ace of Spades’

  • Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii ‘Goldsturm’

  • Schizostylis coccinea

  • Stachys byzantina

  • Stipa tenuissima

  • Tellima grandiflora

  • Veronica Spicata ‘Sightseeing’


Shrubs and Trees


  • Acer campestre

  • Berberis thunbergii ‘Atropurpurea’

  • Brachyglottis greyii

  • Brachyglottis monroi

  • Buxus sempervirens ‘Argentea’

  • Castanea sativa

  • Ceanothus rigidus 'Snowball'

  • Escallonia exoniensis ‘Gold Brian’

  • Escallonia macrantha ‘Apple Blossom’

  • Escallonia macrantha ‘Donard White’

  • Escallonia macrantha ‘Rubra’

  • Forsythia intermedia ‘Spectabilis’

  • Genista hispanica

  • Hebe albicans ‘Red Edge’

  • Hebe pinguifolia ‘Pagei’

  • Hebe pinguifolia ‘Sutherlandii’

  • Hedera colchica 'Dentata Variegata

  • Hedera colchica 'Sulphur Heart'

  • Hedera helix 'Erecta'

  • Hydrangea macrophylla

  • Jasminum stephanense

  • Laurus nobilis

  • Luma apiculata

  • Mahonia aquifolium

  • Olearia macrodanta

  • Philadelphus coronaries ‘Virginal’

  • Pinus sylvestris

  • Prunus laurocerasus ‘Otto Luyken’

  • Rosa rugosa ‘Alba’

  • Rosa rugosa 'Rubra'

  • Sarcococca confusa

  • Sarcococca hookeriana

  • Syringa vulgaris

  • Taxus baccata

  • Teucrium fruticans

  • Viburnum davidii

  • Viburnum opulus

  • Weigela florida ‘Variegata’


Annuals for hanging baskets, window boxes, bedding displays

  • Biddens

  • Cinerarias

  • Double Begonias

  • Marigolds

  • Trailing Begonias

  • Trailing Lobelias

  • Trailing Petunias

  • Traling Backopas

  • Verbenas

  • Wax Begonias


  • Chive

  • Coriander

  • Dill

  • Fennel

  • Mint

  • Parsley

  • Rosemary

  • Sage

  • Thyme

Vegetables and Fruits

  • Artichokes

  • Blueberries

  • Cabbages

  • Cauliflowers

  • Courgettes

  • Gooseberries

  • Kohlrabies

  • Lettuces

  • Raspberries

  • Rhubarbs

  • Strawberries

  • Tomatoes

Conference Facilities:

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

 Vandeleur Walled Garden Conference Room Classroom Style.


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

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