Atlantic Drive
Achill Island
Co. Mayo, Ireland

Achill Secret Garden
History of the Garden
Garden Philosophy
Garden Tours
Visit the Garden
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Open in 2015
June, July and August from 10am to 4pm and by appointment (please call 087 4149895) and Bank Holidays


Visit the Garden

Suddenly, in the barren landscape of the West of Ireland, right at the sea, you discover a hidden gem:
Achill Secret Garden.

As you start you will receive an eloborate description of the garden, which guides you through the 8 chambers. At the end of your journey in the garden, you will end up in the boathouse. Here we have coffee, tea, cake and biscuits ready for you, this is included in the entrance fee.

A garden tour given by an expert is possible on request and by appointment only.

Share the secrets of the garden by enjoying its beauty and tranquillity, a peaceful heaven along the shore of Achill Island. Take the beauty in with all your senses:
Smell the fresh Atlantic air by taking a deep breath, detect the natural perfume of mowed lawns and scent the flowers and herbs surrounding you;
See the beauty of the garden, look at the colours, watch the birds, the lilies in the pond and see how the breeze graciously moves through the greenery;
Hear the rustling leaves, the song of the birds, the murmuring water on the slipway and most of all: listen to the silence;
Touch the bare skin of the fallen Monterey Cypress, fondle with the stubborn tough leaves of the Phormium, caress the soft velvet Griselinea leaf and feel the almost personal identity of the garden present
Taste the products from the vegetable garden and the polytunnel: the spicy leaf of the wild rocket, the delicate flavour of dill or the peppery flower of the nasturtium and try a fresh Mint tea in the boathouse after the tour.

Entrance fee:
per adult € 8.--
per children up to 12 € 2.50
including refreshments.

For group concessions, please contact us.

Postcards of the work of Willem van Goor are for sale at the boat house, as well as Handmade “Achill Secret Soap”, cards with pictures from the garden and herbal teas.

It might be possible to buy a few plants from our stock.




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