Delta Sensory Gardens are part of the Irish gardens to visit. They are now well renowned and mature, having been open to the public for the past eight years. Their visitor numbers are growing steadily with many repeat visitors and word of mouth advertising. There is always something different to see from season to season in the 16 interconnecting gardens offering visitors of all ages a unique opportunity to rest and indulge their senses of touch, taste, smell, hearing and visual delight. The theme of each of the gardens celebrates the use of natural elements such as stone, water and wonderful foliage and plants. The feedback and comments from visitors speak for itself: “An absolute delight to experience such variety, a thrill to all the senses, peace, tranquillity and inspiration.” ” It was all very interesting, the best I have ever seen, it reflects on the mind, one relaxes and the soul is comforted”. Delta Centre hosts many popular events throughout the year, check www.deltasensorygardens.com for more details.
New 2016: New office shop/craft area and garden display area – expected opening 2016, check the website for more details.
FACILITIES: Car park, toilets, wheelchair accessible, restaurant.
HOW TO FIND US: From Dublin/Waterford take exit 4 on M9 motorway and follow signs for Carlow Town. Strawhall Estate is located off Cannery Road, the road which serves Netwatch Cullen Park G.A.A. Grounds, on the outskirts of Carlow town close to the Athy Road roundabout. Follow brown tourist signs.
GPS: 52.844988, -6.924546
OPENING TIMES: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m., Weekends and Public Holidays 11 a.m. to 5.30 p.m., Closed weekends in January, February and November (unless by group arrangement).
ADMISSION CHARGES: Adults €5, Senior Citizens / Students €4, children free accompanied by adult. Group rate available upon request.