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Festina Lente Equestrian Centre & Walled Gardens

Open Now: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Walled garden

Went to see this beautiful garden just outside bray.It has the feel of a really old walled garden... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2018
Ann L
Beautiful place with lovely people

Highly recommended. A beautiful old walled garden, a garden centre where you can buy lovely plants... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2018
MichelleCookson R
Dublin, Ireland
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Festina Lente is an embracing not-for-profit organisation founded in 1988 which hosts an Equestrian Centre, Walled Gardens, Garden Centre & Educational Training Centre and provides a range of occupational, learning and employment opportunities for...more
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Old Connaught Avenue, Bray, Ireland
+353 1 272 0704
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

Went to see this beautiful garden just outside bray.It has the feel of a really old walled garden, with lots of lovely plants. The allotment part of the garden was just as enchanting as the formal garden. The two ponds has at least 20 turtles...More

Thank Ann L
Reviewed 27 April 2018

Highly recommended. A beautiful old walled garden, a garden centre where you can buy lovely plants, allotments, and an equestrian centre. Best of all, a friendly community project providing rehabilitative training.

Thank MichelleCookson R
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

My favourite destination it's my very own back garden with lots of horses and flowers I love it and spend lots of lovely hours there Couldn't recommend it more

Thank miriamodowd12
Reviewed 20 July 2017

I visited the garden with a friend and my dog (on a lead) last week. Such a beautiful, natural garden. Relaxed atmosphere, very well maintained and wonderful sense of community. Vegetables growing in profusion in the allotments, beautiful flower beds and shrubbery. We loved the...More

1  Thank Voyageuse49_12
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Wonderful place with beautiful walled garden and well run riding school.My 7 year old daughter had a private riding lesson which she really enjoyed and said that she would love to go back again. They also hold children's birthday parties here and all staff are...More

Thank Noel M
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This is a friendly and accessible (to all ages) equestrian centre close to Bray downtown. In a residential neighborhood Feste Lente employs local youngsters as helpers and guides. In addition to equestrian activities, for sport and therapy, the Centre has a beautful garden and lovely...More

1  Thank rfmcnulty
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Took a walk today to visit the Victorian walled garden Beautiful place even at this time of year when the flowers are just waiting to bloom and look amazing. Can't wait to go back in April when the blooms are ready Home to rescued terrapins...More

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Each time we visit Ireland we get lessons here and the staff are wonderful, especially Ronnie. This year, my 8 year old did the pony camp over Christmas and she loved it. I recommend it for beginners like her. She got to ride multiple horses...More

Thank irishinil
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

I was showing it to a friend who lives nearby but never knew about the place! Beautiful, an oasis of calm. The turtles were hiding (probably a winter nap), but the richness of autumn colours enchanted us so. Perfect place for some fresh air time.

Thank Justyna K
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Peaceful location and a good selection of plants for sale in little shop. Beautiful to walk around and admire the plants and flowers growing in each patch on a sunny day,also can grab a cheap cup of coffee from the shop. I love seeing the...More

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Pam B
25 February 2016|
Response from emmacl00 | Property representative |
1 Ready Filled Bag ( approx 25-30kg) only €3. If you buy 10 or more bags the price drops to only €2.50 per bag so 10 bags are only €25 40 of our Ready Filled Bags are only €100 Fill up your own trailer €50—€100... More