The Iveagh Gardens
Address: Clonmel Street, Dublin 2.
Telephone No: +353 1 475 7816
Fax No: +353 1 475 5287
Open all year 2014
Gardens Opening times:
Sunday and Bank Holidays: 10.00
Gardens Closing times:
December - January: 15.30
February and November: 16.00
March - October: 18.00
Average Length of Visit: 1 hour
(Please phone +353 1 475 7816 for exact closing times)
The Iveagh Gardens are among the finest and least known of Dublin's parks and gardens. They were designed by Ninian Niven, in 1865, as an intermediate design between the 'French Formal' and the 'English Landscape' styles. They demonstrated the artistic skills of the landscape Architect of the mid 19th century and display a unique collection of landscape features which include Rustic Grotto's and Cascade, sunken formal panels of lawn with Fountain Centre Pieces, Wilderness, Woodlands, Maze, Rosarium, American Garden, Archery Grounds, Rockeries and Rooteries.
The conservation and restoration of the Gardens commenced in 1995 and to date most of the features have been restored, for example the Maze in Box hedging with a Sundial as a centrer piece. The recently restored Cascade and exotic tree ferns all help to create a sense of wonder in the 'Secret Garden'. The pre 1860s rose varieties add an extra dimension to the Victorian Rosarium.
Location: Access now from Hatch Street. Disabled access Clonmel Street and Hatch Street
Bus Route(s): Located in City Centre
Guided Tours: Available on Request
Leaflet/Guide book: English
Photography / Video allowed: Yes. Permit required for commercial photography