Old Deanery Garden

Our garden has evolved over the last 26 years into a place of refuge both for ourselves and the wildlife who have made here their home. When we moved to the Old Deanery, we had a framework of old trees around the perimeter, but essentially the garden had been neglected for many many years. Our most exciting discovery was probably to find we had a walled garden, but this too was totally overgrown. Today it is a fully planted kitchen garden with vegetable beds, soft fruit, herbs and herbaceous borders. We have a good collection of dahlias, salvias, paeonies and roses. In the rest of the garden we have planted about 1500 trees, some as specimens, some in the context of a woodland, but quite a few are rare and unusual. We have a special love of magnolia and have accumulated over 30 different species. A large pond plays host to ducks, moorhens, frogs and newts and is planted with some lovely lilies. Our house is over 250 years old and its walls are clothed with old roses, wisteria and jasmine. The rest of the garden around the house has some borders, shrubs and woodland. There is also a miniature garden railway on which real steam engines operate to a scale of 16mm to the foot,

Contact Details:

Martin and Janet Edwardes
The Old Deanery
P25 AN82

Telephone 021 4652204
Mobile: 087 2716249

Visits: Opening times from 1st May to 1st September.
As it is private garden, visits to the garden are by appointment only.
We offer tea, coffee and homemade scones to visitors by prior arrangement.

Entry to the garden is free for RHSI members.

Upcoming Events



Floral Art demonstration by Suzanne Cray

Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Day Tour to Altamont Garden, Co Carlow

Saturday 09 February, 2019

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Old Deanery Garden

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