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The Garden Ballintubbert

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Address: Ballintubbert, Stradbally, Ireland
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+353 85 850 5876
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Ballintubbert Arts and Crafts Garden has just opened to the public for the...

Ballintubbert Arts and Crafts Garden has just opened to the public for the first time, after ten years in the making. It is one of the largest public gardens in the country, nestled in a beautiful valley between the village of Stradbally, Co. Laois and the town of Athy, Co. Kildare, and just 50 minutes from Dublin by motorway via the M50 at the Red Cow. Take a day off and relax completely in this little pocket of Irish countryside.When you visit, we will urge you to relax completely, and savour what lies ahead. During the few hours you spend with us we will attempt to delight you, provoke you, frustrate you and enchant you. This is an experience of the senses – your sight, your hearing, your sense of smell, touch and even taste.Ballintubbert is a garden, a work of art, in the making. The historic garden is with us since 1850, and it has been expanded over the last ten years. It is not fully made yet, nor can it be. Nature will take her own sweet time. While the mind of man can attempt to impose artifice, ground will only settle to horticulture when it is ready, and plants take years to become sturdy and strong.The great joy of seeing a garden in the making, however, is that you see the process of the making of art in dynamic form. The greatest gardens in the world – Sissinghurst, Great Dixter, Hidcote Park, Giverny amongst so many others – took years to make. Today, they are a testament to the imagination and mad dreams of their makers. But those makers have passed now to the potting shed in the sky, and can no longer describe the way in which such art came to be. This is what makes Ballintubbert different – it is young, it is alive, aware of its shortcomings and of its triumphs, endlessly embracing change.

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Gorgeous but not open to public anymore

Had researched this place on Facebook, which stated it was open from 10am-7pm daily. Stating "open today" on the page. We tried to call in advance to ensure it was open but it... read more

1 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 August 2016
Lynnie W
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Had researched this place on Facebook, which stated it was open from 10am-7pm daily. Stating "open today" on the page. We tried to call in advance to ensure it was open but it rang out. We decided to go down as the page said that it was always busy at weekend with visitors. Gate was open when we arrived and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2012

If you love nature, you will have a great day out here. The grounds are beyond wonderful and the people that work there...awesome! We met with Andrew and Allison while we were there, very helpfull, great knowledge on the place and just wonderful folks. You can roam for hours and not get bored, it is worth the €10.00. There were... More 

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