Ballintubbert Gardens and House

Ballintubbert, Stradbally, Co. Laois R14 E954
Ballintubbert Gardens and House
Ballintubbert Gardens and House
Ballintubbert Gardens and House
Ballintubbert Gardens and House
Ballintubbert Gardens and House
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A stunning country house available for exclusive hire, corporate retreats, Weddings, short stays and glamorous events. Former home of cinematic greats Sir John Hurt & Sebastian Shaw, birthplace of poet laureate C. Day-Lewis, Ballintubbert’s rich theatrical & literary history is inspirational whilst calmative.​ Guests are met with a warm introductory welcome and have the support of our discreet ever–ready house staff should they need them. 

This garden was started in its current form in 1999. Fourteen acres of beautifully designed garden ‘rooms’. The historic gardens at Ballintubbert have been expanded with an Arts & Crafts influence to include an impressive variety of garden rooms & pedimented yew cloisters.

Spring is a blaze of Narcissus & Galanthus, Sweet Woodruff Aconite & Leucojum. Explore the Robinson woodland walk which encircles the 120m formal canal and find such choice specimens as Gingko Biloba, Metasequoia, Fraxinus excelsior ‘Pendula’, Lquidamber styraciflua. Peony delavayi, Babington Leek and a 15-foot totem pole curved out of an old oak tree, known as the green man. 

Delight in the Arthur Shackleton designed garden room, a summer delight with its magnificent Cornus controversa ‘Variegata’, Sorbus chashmiriana, Baptisia australis, Campanula lactifora  and  Rosa chinensis mutabilis and Rosa Chinensis wilsonii.Through the Yew cloisters find the heart of Ballintubbert, the Sir Edwin Lutyens inspired sunken garden, complete with fountain and his trademark stone walls. The planting here is being sensitively restored in the Gertrude Jekyll style. 
Relax in the rose garden, surrounded by over 300 roses.   View the surrounding countryside from atop the ‘Mound’ on the ‘Great Lawn’ and enjoy a cup of tea in the ‘Little Orchard’. 

Enjoy the abundance of Dahlias in late summer, along with Cannas, Baptisia australis & Strobolanthus wallichii, and autumn sees the fruits of our labour with an ever-abundant crops of soft fruits, fig, plum, cherry, blackcurrant, Fall Gold raspberry, kiwis, walnuts & cobnuts as well as traditional orchard fruits including pears, Jonagold, Katy and Bramley apples.

The gardens are open to view every Tuesday and Wednesday from 10am to 4pm from 2nd April to 2nd October 2019.

Very occasionally the gardens may be closed with a private event - please check our Facebookpage for details

Admission €5 (children under 8 free)
Guided group tours can be booked by prior arrangement by contacting Jenifer the Head
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