On Saturday the 8th of June 2019, the day before the main Buds & Blossoms event, some of top gardens throughout Laois will open their doors and give guided tours and workshops. These gardens are part of the Laois Garden Trail and are open by appointment during the Summer months. Further information can also be found on their website and on Laois Garden Trail Facebook page.

Please note: Tours and courses by appointment only, fees may apply. Please see contact details for each garden below.


Laois Garden Trail Schedule

Saturday 8th June 2019


Emo Court, Heywood Gardens & Castle Durrow

10:00am & 2:00pm

Dunmore Country School

10:00am – 5:00pm

Fruitlawn Garden

10:00am – 5:00pm

Gash Gardens

10:00am – 5:00pm

Gortnalee Garden

10:00am – 5:00pm

Dove Sensory Garden

10:00am – 5:00pm

Selous Lodge Garden

11:00am – 6:00pm

Clonohill Garden

12:00pm – 5:00pm

Ballintubbert Gardens



Spink Community Grounds is situated 5km east of Abbeyleix on the R430 road to Carlow. Travel time from a selection of locations:

Portlaoise – 15 minutes
Carlow – 25 minutes
Kilkenny – 35 minutes
Dublin – 70 minutes
Tullamore – 50 minutes
Newbridge – 40 minutes
Thurles – 40 minutes
Limerick – 75 minutes
Waterford – 75 minutes
Cork – 95 minutes


Adults €10
Students €5
Under 12s go free

In Association with

Laois Partnership Company