Reader Question: Hello, I came across this site whilst searching for advice on the best month to visit Irish gardens (for colour and flowers). I spent May in Ireland this year but the gardens, although interesting were not at their best. I'm not a gardener (just enjoy to visit) but I'd like to invite a friend to join me next year for a few days and don't want to disappoint.
I am a huge fan of beautiful gardens! My Friday Photos are filled with shot of Irish gardens and flowers in bloom! We have visited in early spring, late, summer, and fall and I always impressed by the skills of the gardeners!
But if you're looking for Irish gardens in full bloom, there is a ‘sweet spot' as far as visitation. I turned to three of my favorite garden destinations in Ireland for advice:
Birr Castle Demense recommends visiting from spring to early summer as the best time to see their garden in bloom.
Powerscourt Estate says the best time for their gardens, just south of Dublin are from April – August.
Mount Falcon Estate head gardener Alex Lavarde invites guests to visit the kitchen gardens any time of the year, and says they are in bloom from early summer.
In my own experience I would say that late June gardens have a lush beauty that will delight any visitor.
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