A visit to Arboretum Inspirational Gardens at Arboretum Home and Garden Heaven, Leighlinbridge is a treat for the amateur or the enthusiast. These gardens were created to inspire visitors to realise their own dream gardens. The gardens showcase a variety of planting schemes and garden designs, all of which deliver a wow factor and all of which are low maintenance. One of the great joys of gardens is colour and these gardens were designed to make the most of the positive effects of colour on our wellbeing – red for vitality for example, yellow for contentment, purple for knowledge, and so on. Families will enjoy exploring the African mud hut and spotting the friendly koi who reside in the Arboretum pond. Tours of the Arboretum Inspirational Gardens may be booked on 059 – 9721558. There is an excellent children’s playground and a maze adjacent to the Inspirational Gardens. Rachel’s Garden Café has a terrace area located beside the playground so that while the children play, their parents can enjoy delicious home-cooked food, and with take away service available. Arboretum have also added a new addition of gift hampers to suit all the family, see their website for details.
FACILITIES: Toilets, large car and coach park, wheelchair accessible, restaurant with wine licence, retail store, conference facilities.
HOW TO FIND US: From Dublin / Waterford take exit 6 on M9 motorway and follow signs for Leighlinbridge. The Arboretum Home and Garden Heaven is 3 km from exit 6 located immediately off the R448 at Leighlinbridge. Alternatively, visitors travelling directly from Carlow Town may follow the R448.
OPENING TIMES: Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Bank Holidays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Please check the Arboretum website for further updates on Covid 19 restrictions at www.arboretum.ie or email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 059 9721558 or check www.carlowgardentrail.com and the Carlow Tourism website
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