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Ballintubbert Gardens

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Ballintubbert Gardens
T: +353 (0)85 8505876
A: Ballintubbert
Co. Laois

Opening Hours:

For opening times please visit website.

Admission fee applies. Season passes available.

At The Schoolhouse Cafe, Light Lunches and cream teas are served.  The Cafe has a capacity of 50 so it is ideal for a coach trip.

Ballintubbert Gardens

The Garden Ballintubbert, is a new arts and crafts garden extending to fourteen acres. The house was built in 1726 as a rectory to Ballintubbert Church and remained as a rectory until 1926. The former home of John Hurt, Sebastian Shaw (Darth Vadar) and birthplace of C. Day-Lewis (Poet Laureate), this house has many historical and literary connections.

The Gardens are designed as a series of rooms and range from the formal to the wild. A rose garden, potager, orchard and rear terrace all surround the beautiful Lutyens Pool nearest the house.  Further from the house such delights as the Beechwood, Robinson meadow and nuttery await the more adventurous explorer. This is a garden in the making awaiting exploration.

The Children’s Play area is to the rear of the schoolhouse, allowing parents to have a bit of downtime whilst the youngsters burn off a few calories.


Ballintubbert House & Garden


Ballintubbert Gardens