Castle Durrow is located in the midlands of Ireland and adjoins the quaint village of Durrow, Co. Laois. Built by Capt. William Flower (later to become Viscount Ashbrook) in 1716 as his family home, its pre Palladian design and formal gardens were the height of fashion in their day - and they're just as lovely today!
Woodstock Gardens and Arboretum are just outside the village of Insitioge on the banks of the River Nore in Co. Kilkenny - this garden was once considered one of the great gardens of Ireland and is thankfully undergoing restoration. The ruins of Woodstock House built in 1745 are still in the garden - it too was destroyed by fire. High on the hill, this is a beautiful place - the recently restored conservatory is the perfect place for afternoon tea.
The village of Insitioge on the banks of the River Nore in Co. Kilkenny.
Birr Castle, Co. Offaly - parts of this huge, sprawling garden are breathtaking, especially the incredible collection of peonies and the recently restored walled garden.