Gardens and Manors

Special Gardens

Garden enthusiast or not, come and revel in the beauty of Meath's gardens. Whether you're an avid horticulturist, a weekend walker or an urban dweller looking for a little rest and relaxation, you'll find it in the gardens of the Boyne Valley region and surrounding environs.

Boyne Valley Garden Trail
The Boyne Valley Garden Trail includes 11 historic gardens and three garden centres located within easy driving distance of each other in Meath and Louth. Walled gardens, woodlands, herbaceous borders, formal gardens, orchards, vegetable and fruit gardens are waiting to be explored in the historic Boyne Valley. Each garden member hosts events in their gardens, including walks, charity fetes, music events, outdoor theatre, exotic and rare plant sales and harvest festivals. Visit or find us on facebook. Information for each garden and garden centre, their opening hours, admission prices and year round events can be found on our website.

Loughcrew Historic Gardens

Loughcrew House, Oldcastle, Co. Meath
Tel +353 (0) 49 854 1356
Stunning 17th and 19th century gardens with ancient yew walk, borders, water features and St. Oliver Plunkett’s family Church. Children (supervised) are welcome and will be fascinated by the Alice in Wonderland display. Venue for weddings. Loughcrew Garden Opera Festival 8th & 9th July 2011. Loughcrew Gardens organises forest walks and trails from 2.5 to 14 miles including many miles of isolated farm tracks,embracing many scenic and historic features.

Ratoath Garden Centre

Raystown, Ashbourne, Co. Meath
Tel +353 (0) 1 825 6678
Ratoath Garden Centre is a garden centre within a garden. Most of our space is taken up with planted borders and walks. Our planting is informal and people have compared it to the Dutch new perennial movement. Come stroll around our extensive gardens then relax in our Wildflower Café. You won’t be disappointed. Check out photos of our gardens on our website or find us on facebook. Open - Summer: 10am- 6pm Mon-Sun, Winter: 10am-5pm Mon-Sun