Hamwood House

Dunboyne. Tel. 01 8255210. May 1st - September 30th. Mon - Fri and 3rd Sat/Sun of the Month. 2 - 6 pm.

Ballinlough Castle Gardens Trim near Clonmellon.

Contact Sir John Nugent 046 9433135. Open May 1st - Sept 30th. Closed 5th - 18th August, Sat/ Sun and Bank Holidays. 12 - 6 pm.

Loughcrew Gardens

Stunning gardens near Oldcastle where the Oldcastle burial Cairns are located. Run by Emily Napper, who also holds the key to the burial chambers, these gardens are a rare and beautiful find. This year they are home to La Taviata Opera which is being staged on the 5th/6th June . Beautiful coffee shop and playground on site. New this year is the first outdoor adventure playdround in Meath. For more information go to

Lakeview Gardens Mullagh 

Contact 046 9242480.

Ballindoolin Gardens Carbury Co Kildare.

Contact 046 9731430. e-mail,

Grove Gardens and Tropical Bird Sanctuary, Nr Kells.

Contact Pat Dillon 046 9734276