Celtic Gardens and Visitor Centre

Connecting people and nature


Amazing and inspiring gardens

A beautiful garden and a growing centre of education for sustainability. Brings together themes of sustainability and garden design in a way that appeals to children and adults alike. Elements of our ancient Celtic past are woven through from start to finish. The staff and volunteers were very friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about the garden, open and receptive to any questions about the history and future plans for the gardens. The children’s play area was amazing and there were lots of areas of interest that would appeal to both young and old. Plan to revisit again in the near future as the restaurant was not open on the day. Overall, well worth a visit, I know my gran kids would love it.

WhislingRobin via Tripadvisor

May 25, 2022

Thoroughly recommended!

Great day out – delicious food, interesting and fun gardens, the kids loved the play area, and we were so well looked after by the charming staff when our little one had a scrape and needed the first aid kit. Thoroughly recommended!

Jenny Line via Google Reviews

May 17, 2022

What a gem!

It’s a fantastic place! What a gem. We enjoyed the exploring most of all. So many little things to discover. The lady at the entrance is really good with children too. Unfortunately didn’t have time to enjoy a drink and bite but it looked really good.

Kelly Pepels-Stewart via Google Reviews

May 17, 2022

Definitely worth a visit

Beautiful place….food is excellent…staff amazing…well priced…Excellent garden..definitely worth to visit…Love it!


Peter Zapala via Google Reviews

Feb 15, 2022

A fabulous garden experience

This is a fabulous garden experience which should be visited a few times yearly to experience the garden in its various seasons. The cafe is superb. The salad I was lucky to order had the most exquisite tastes I have ever enjoyed in a salad. All staff were wonderful and the shop contains some unusual books and gift ideas. A pleasure to visit. Wonderful in every sense.


Dec 9, 2021

Can’t wait to go back

We arrived by bike, the car park was full but the entrance and Cafe were pleasantly quiet and we were straight away looked after by two lovely girls at the Café. My raspberry muffin was delicious, my daughter’s brownie repaid her of the cycling effort, and the coffees were just right and beautifully presented. We sat in the outdoor area that was buzzing with young families and the Gardens looked glorious in the sunshine. My teenage daughter is eager to go back and visit the gardens… imagine a teenager wanting to visit a garden? They definitely do things well in this place!


Jul 7, 2021

Absolutely Amazing

Wonderful Celtic garden with gardens for every season. Fantastic place for children. Wonderful restaurant, fantastic home grown food. Just 40 minutes from Galway City.

mary w

Jul 7, 2021


This is a little gem a little off N59. It’s a great place to visit. I love the versatility of this place. You can spend the day, walking around the various sections of the garden and have a wonderful lunch at the garden’s cafe. You can just stop for coffee and cakes and a little shopping. You can bring the kids and let them play in the sustainably built playground, with the water pumps and fountain or the little eco houses, or to visit the little fairy village. The Celtic elements in the garden are amazing, the lakes and flowers are beautiful, the atmosphere relaxing and the people who offer all this to the public are warm and amazing. A truly beautiful place.


Jul 7, 2021

Excellent, Welcoming. Relaxing/ Gardens lovely to wander through. Cafe super

Gardens are wonderful for a stroll around, Perfect for all ages. Every staff member I encountered was so friendly and welcoming. You are made to feel welcome and almost like you are being welcomed into their home that they take pride in. The food in the Cafe is excellent quality and portions a little too big, especially when you can’t resist desert too 🙂 No problem bringing dogs on a lead, my dog is small so was even able to potter around the lovely gift shop. You can also go just to the Café which I didn’t realise. If I had realised both I would have gone more often as I holiday near there annually Don’t miss dropping by even if just have time for lunch or a coffee.


Jul 7, 2021

Lovely Summer Lunch

Had lunch among the flowers in this lovely Garden Cafe. Plenty of outdoor seating, some covered by a large awning. The salads are tasty and creative and the staff professional and friendly. We were on a return visit at the kids’ request for the homemade brownies which are to die for! If looking for a relaxing Summery lunch experience, you can’t beat this one.


Jul 7, 2021

Very unexpected ‘hideout’ tucked away

Fantastic experience! In the Café – tasty healthy food using lots of produce grown onsite. In the Gardens – for the kids, lots to do, interactive science, stories, ponds, playground, hills, rustic outdoor huts…lots of which are expertly created using recycled goods and material. Big kids and small loved it!


Jul 7, 2021



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