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Steam Museum & Lodge Park Walled Garden

The restored 18th century garden comprises large double herbaceous borders, roserie, a white garden, vegetable garden and a fruit cage.

Head Gardener's Comment

Welcome to our garden, open may & sept by arrangement and June-August(wed-sun & bank hols).
We'd love to see you here, and as I work here through the week I'd be delighted to answer any questions you have about our collection of herbaceous perennials and shrubs. Or maybe exchange ideas on veg and fruit growing.

On Sundays, why not have a cuppa at the steaming kettle teahouse and watch "steam up" in the engine room.

Photograph © Steam Museum & Lodge Park Walled Garden
Photograph © Steam Museum & Lodge Park Walled Garden
Photograph © Steam Museum & Lodge Park Walled Garden

History

Lodge park walled garden was built in 1777 to provide the Irish Palladian House with flowers, fruit and vegetables, and produce is still grown for the house today. Restoration was carried out in 1948 and again in 1980.

Plants of note

The garden is divided into several rooms, look out for the white garden with central wellhead; The peony borders and small lawn, the double herbaceous borders, the circular rosarie in the orchard and the veg plots where you are sure to pick up many great tips about growing your own!

The Steam Museum & Lodge Park Walled Garden, Straffan, Kildare, Ireland

June to August. Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays. Open 2pm to 6pm. Also open at other times by appointment May to September.

Adult: €7.50 Child/OAP/Student/Group of 20+: €5.00 Family: €20.00 Hort/Tech Student: FOC Teahouse/shop entry: FOC

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