1 Ros na run
Ann & John Preston 087 414 9712
Nestled in the foothills of the Ox Mountains with panoramic views of Knocknarea, Benbulben and Ballysadare Bay, this one acre stone-walled garden comprises an ever-increasing variety of herbaceous plants, trees and shrubs. A new area has recently been added to the garden, offering exciting developments for the future!
Open: 1pm - 5pm on 19-20 May, 9-10 June, 14-15 July, 18-19 August
On N59 Sligo-Ballina, L onto L2203 (Ladies Brae) at Skreen, travel 2km. L at first crossroads (after pumphouse). Travel 1km, R at fingerpost to 'Clippers'. First house on L.
2 6 O'Connell St
John Coleman 087 647 3581
Created in 2011, this bijou garden lies hidden behind Ballymote's main street. A garden in miniature inspired by Lutyens and Jekyll, with dry stone walls, beech and box hedging and hard surfaces for easy maintenance. Soft planting consists of shrubs, clematis, roses, lavender and perennials.
Open: 2.30 – 5pm on 15 & 22 July
On Ballymote's main street, opposite JB Bookmakers. Door with diamond glass panel, between Church of Ireland and roads for Boyle/Gurteen etc.
3 The Thatch
John Wilmott 086 208 2873
This creative garden, on a sloping site, is a place children love to play in, writers and composers find inspiring, and many enjoy for relaxed contemplation. Surrounding a thatched cottage, it encompasses a pond, flower and fruit, but primarily labyrinth walks: a tree labyrinth, a herb spiral labyrinth, a triple spiral labyrinth and a willow tunnel. Picnics welcome.
Open: 2pm – 5pm on 1 & 15 July, 5 Aug, 9 Sept
From N4 take only L1806 Ballinafad ramp road to Ballinafad Castle. Heat west signposted Ballymote for 5km to R295 T Junction. Turn L, follow Labyrinth Gardens signs. We are on L1803. If coming from Ballymote phone for directions.