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Historic Gardens

Sonairte – the National Ecology Centre Visitor Eco Centre and Gardens

Sonairte [pronounced SON-ART-A] is an interactive visitor centre promoting ecological awareness and sustainable living. The name Sonairte is derived from a middle Irish word meaning “positive strength”. It is situated in a farm complex of noteworthy historical interest on the banks of the River Nanny near Laytown (Co. Meath).

041 982 7572
hello@sonairte.ie

The Ninch, Laytown, Co. Meath,  A92 D9XH

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Beewise Gardens

The Bee Wise Nature Trail comprises of five acres of young woodland planted with a variety of bee loving trees, e.g. Sweet Chestnut, Rowan, Maple, Sycamore, White Beam, Arbutus (Strawberry Tree) and Oak. There is a large variety of flowering &fruiting hedgerows planted to encourage a  diversity of wildlife interspersed with areas of wild flowers to attract bees, butterflies and insects.  A 1.5km path meanders through the 5 acre site with information points and fun facts to peruse as you stroll through our natural environment.

086 3446791
paddy@beewise.ie

Crerogue, Kilmessan,
Co. Meath, C15X62D

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Boyne Valley Garden Trail

The rich heritage of the Boyne Valley is reflected in gardens that date back to the C17th. Each garden member is open either by appointment, or for a set number of days/year. Many gardens host events, including walks, charity fetes, plant sales, outdoor theatre, music and much more. Check websites for more details.

boynevalleygardentrail@gmail.com
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Ratoath Garden Centre

Ratoath Garden Centre is a garden centre within a garden. Most of our space is taken up with planted borders. The garden centre logo is ‘mad about plants’ and as it happens the owner, John Lord, is mad about plants.

Over the years John has developed the gardens into what is now probably the largest ‘planted’ garden centre in Ireland. We have two acres of gardens which include an herbaceous border, a large prairie border, mixed borders, a woodland border and a lily pond, complete with seven turtles. They are indeed a delight to walk around and even better they are free!

01 8256678

Raystown, Ashbourne, Co. Meath

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