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You’re Welcome to Visit our Gardens

Home to a rich and fertile landscape, Laois has always been a garden-go-to destination. And today, green-fingered enthusiasts from all over the world flock to our county for unique garden tours, advice, and inspiration. Our plantation history recounts the stories of many famous garden architects of yesteryear who took advantage of our natural heritage to create visions of stunning serenity, precision, and beauty.

Attracting visitors all year round, these established works-of-art are now complemented by garden creations by some of Ireland’s leading contemporary designers. Be inspired by both maestros from a golden era of garden design, and our modern landscape architects who now build a legacy for the next generation. More information in our Garden Brochure here

Twin Trees Festival

17th August 2023 - 20th August 2023

Visit Laois this August and wander The Twin Trees Festival, a three day outdoor painting event taking place in Heywood Gardens on day one, the woodlands and lakes on day two and Ballinakill Village on day three. With past participants and new artists on the scene, we welcome all to visit Laois to see the very picturesque Ballinakill on canvas. Let's celebrate art and culture in Laois.

Ballinakill, County Laois, Ireland