This is more than a "garden". It is an oasis in the desert of life.
As a touring cyclist, travelling from Oughterard to Galway, I decided a couple of hours here would be a nice way to spend Easter Sunday afternoon. This was my only mistake!
I would, in future,plan to arrive at opening time and stay till they closed,and still feel I would want to return. Yes, there is plenty to "see", but there is even more to just be part of. There are lots of places to just sit for a moment and let the mind and spirit rest.
Despite the Garden being extremely busy with an Easter Egg Hunt in progress, there were so many places where one could just be alone with ones thoughts and enjoy a myriad of peaceful havens.
On top of this, the staff were not only helpful but their kindness went way beyond what could be expected of them, extending hospitality beyond belief. Thanks to them for their generosity!
I will definitely return many times and would recommend the experience to anyone seeking a retreat from the madness of the world!