Birr Castle garden holds plant material collected by three generations of the Earls of Rosse and by some of the most famous plant hunters past and present. It was the first garden in Ireland to receive specimens of Metasequoia glyptostroboides (Dawn Redwood) after its discovery in China in 1945. The garden comes alive in spring with spring flowering bulbs and a vast Magnolia collection.
Birr Castle Demesne
Birr, Co. Offaly, R42 VO27
Open winter 10.00 – 16.00 hrs
Open summer 9.00 – 18.00 hrs
These are guidelines and up to date opening hours are available on the website www.birrcastle.com