Guided tours of the house are available on a daily basis from Spring to September and depart from the Welcome Desk at: 11am 12.30pm 2pm 3.30pm Children's tours must be prearranged. Visitors can also visit the award winning Working Garden by phoning 021 4815543 We kindly ask that you arrive ten minutes before your chosen tour. The gardens are free so once you have completed the house tour take some time to enjoy the tranquil beauty of Fota's gardens and stroll in the historic 'pleasure grounds' that continue to delight today. Experience the heavenly rose garden and explore the Arboretum where you will discover a host of rare and majestic trees. Our cafe in situated next to our Welcome Desk.