The Rose Garden
This formal garden was laid out from the Ordnance Survey Map of 1865. A collection of roses has been planted; species and old varieties around the perimeter, climbing roses on the pergola and “Hybrid Ts” and “Floribundas” in the formal beds. The result gives a lovely display of summer colour.
The Victorian Conservatory was originally built in 1880 at Seamount, Malahide, the home of the Jameson family, who became famous for their whiskey all over the world.
It was built by a Scottish glasshouse builder McKenzie & Moncur Engineering, and is reputed to be a replica of a glasshouse built at Balmoral in Scotland, the Scottish home of the British Royal Family.
The conservatory was donated to Fingal County Council by the present owner of Seamount, the Treacy family and was re-located to the Ardgillan Rose Garden in the mid-1990s by park staff.
The interior of the Victorian Conservatory is closed to the public at present for renovations.
Walled Garden & Potentilla Garden
Open daily 10 am (Maybe open earlier on weekdays)
Closes 6.00 pm summer 4.30 pm winter
Rose Garden etc. open for all park opening hours.
Admission to all gardens is FREE
Guided Tours of the Gardens are available during the months of June/July/August at 3.00pm on Thursday afternoons price €5. Groups of (10+) any time by appointment.