walled garden

Gardens & Woodlands

The six-acre walled gardens at Strokestown Park have been restored over the years and give an insight into horticultural design and architecture from the 1740s to the present day. Many original features have been restored including the croquet lawn and summer house. Henry Pakenham was an avid gardener and travelled extensively, gathering plants and seeds from around the world. Many of these exotic plant specimens can be seen growing in the walled gardens today.
The walled gardens include a four-acre pleasure garden and two-acre fruit and vegetable garden. Features include the herbaceous border, the fernery,  lily pond, the Victorian rose garden, pergola, peach house and vinery. 
Adjacent to Strokestown Park House sits a woodland which was first planted in the early 1700s by Thomas Mahon and very fine specimens of mature Beech and Oak still survive today. An original walk was reinstated into these woodlands five years ago where one can enjoy wonderful glimpses of the Parkland.
RHSI members get 50% discount admission to the Victorian Working Garden.