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Vandeleur Walled Garden & Woodland Bistro

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Road Trip to Kilrush

Lovely garden in a fab woodland . Free entrance. Staff friendly. Café on site. Family friendly... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
tweety052
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Waterford, Ireland
Well worth a visit

Lovely place to stop for lunch and walk around the walled gardens. They have it kept beautifully... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
maureen400
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dublin
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The Vandeleur Walled Garden is one of county Clare’s most beautiful botanical tributes to Ireland’s rich, natural history. Set amongst 170 hectares of native woodland – this hidden gem is nestled in the heart of Kilrush Wood, just 2 kilometers from...more
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Killimer Road, Kilrush V15 E735, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely garden in a fab woodland . Free entrance. Staff friendly. Café on site. Family friendly. Walking distance to town

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank tweety052
vandeleurwalledgarde, Manager at Vandeleur Walled Garden & Woodland Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your positive review!

Reviewed 5 days ago

Lovely place to stop for lunch and walk around the walled gardens. They have it kept beautifully and all the staff were very friendly.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank maureen400
vandeleurwalledgarde, Manager at Vandeleur Walled Garden & Woodland Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank You Maureen for your very positive review!

Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

We visited the garden last week for the first time. We were pleasantly surprised upon arrival to discover that there is no entrance fee. The children were fans of the ball game and giant fairy house in the forecourt and when we entered the walled...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LisaLovesToExplore
Karoly T, Garden Manager at Vandeleur Walled Garden & Woodland Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Hi Lisa, I would like to thank you for taking your time and write about your recent experience in the Vandeleur Walled Garden, and thank you very much for your kind words! Hope to see you back in the garden soon!

Reviewed September 10, 2018

Good points: it is free and has a convenient well stocked cafe. Pretty grounds, not breathtaking. Doubles as a garden center for locals to buy plants, so it is a lively place.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Miken38
Karoly T, Garden Manager / CE Supervisor at Vandeleur Walled Garden & Woodland Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Hi Miken38, thank you for taking your time and write about your recent experience in the Vandeleur Walled Garden. Your opinion is much appreciated!

Reviewed September 6, 2018

We called into Vandeleur Walled Gardens in Kilrush and were amazed to find this beautiful attraction was free. (They have a hedge growing, spelling out the words WELCOME at the entrance wall, so welcoming...!) It was so well kept and had some gorgeous flower display...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Karoly T, Garden Manager / Community Employment Supervisor at Vandeleur Walled Garden & Woodland Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Hi Ruth, Firstly, I would like to thank you for taking your time and write about your recent experience in the Vandeleur Walled Garden, and thank you very much for your kind words! I am glad that you enjoyed your visit here in our garden....More

Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

While out for a spin ventured in just to see what changes if any had been made since we visited 15 years previous... Much improved and well worth a visit, easily spend a hour strolling around the fabulous gardens and then back to the cafe...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Karoly T, Garden Manager at Vandeleur Walled Garden & Woodland Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2018

Thank You for your positive rating! We really appreciate it, and we hope to see You back soon!

Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Lovely visit to the gardens today. My three girls enjoyed exploring the trails, knocking on the secret doors and making a wish in the well. It was a potty that the maze was not open due to bees and the 'play area' was very disappointing....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AimeeDoll
Karoly T, Garden Manager at Vandeleur Walled Garden & Woodland Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2018

Thank you for you review, and we are sorry that the play area disappointed you! Our aim is to provide a safe venue for visitors for all ages, so this way everyone could spend some quiet time walking around in our gardens. This is our...More

Reviewed July 14, 2018

We bought a plant on our way out in gratitude for the delightful time strolling the mature walled garden and arboretum. Not as pristinely maintained as some gardens but all the more comfortable for it--except the maze seems to have been closed for an overly...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Karoly T, Garden manager / Community Employment Supervisor at Vandeleur Walled Garden & Woodland Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Thank you very much for your kind words! I am glad that you enjoyed your visit here in our garden. Our team on this community based project works really hard to offer an enjoyable and memorable experience to our visitors, and I am happy to...More

Reviewed July 11, 2018

Nice gardens, a bit of history, very pleasant couple of hours spent here. Staff were personable, grounds well kept, little retail area, and small cafe.More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Karoly T, Garden Manager / Community Employment Supervisor at Vandeleur Walled Garden & Woodland Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Thank you very much for your kind words! I am glad that you enjoyed your visit here in our garden. Our team on this community based project works really hard to offer an enjoyable and memorable experience to our visitors, and I am happy to...More

Reviewed July 10, 2018

We recently called to the Vandeleur Gardens, Kilrush for lunch. There were about 10 of us in the group, adults and small children. It was a sunny day and we were looking forward to enjoying a nice lunch in a beautiful setting. We seated ourselves...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Karoly T, Garden Manager / Community Employment Supervisor at Vandeleur Walled Garden & Woodland Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Hi Catherineblu, Thank you for taking your time and write us about your experience in our Woodland Bistro. I am sorry to hear that you had some not so good experience in our Woodland Bistro at the time of your visit. It is only trough...More

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Very accessible and the staff are very helpful
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