Gardens & Trails

On and surrounding the Hook Peninsula we have four members of the Wexford Gardens trail. Visitors can don their walking boots to cover ground taking on impressive woodland walks through important collections of trees or can experience the tranquil simplicity of wandering through historical gardens, fully restored and back in operation. For those who wish to get their hands dirty, the Hook Peninsula’s Greene Road Gardening School offers short workshops so you can add a little more green to your fingers before returning home from the emerald isle.

Colclough Walled Garden

The walled garden was built by the Colclough Family in the early Nineteenth Century. Restoration work began in July 2010 and the original layout of the garden has been reinstated as it was in 1838.


JKF Arboretum

This is a magnificent park showcasing plants of international standing with 4,500 types of trees and shrubs from all temperate regions of the world. There is also a fine Visitor Centre, displays a permanent exhibition on the life and achievements of the late President John F. Kennedy. For our visitors we also have pleasant Tearooms, a terrific Playground and a picnic area, a miniature railway (seasonal), a variety of signposted walks and a pony and trap service.


Kilmokea Gardens & Tea Rooms

These peaceful spiritual gardens are beautifully laid out around a pretty georgian house overlooking the river Barrow. Topiary, lawns, herbaceous and mixed plantings combine with architectural features and ornaments to provide an enchanting series of enclosures.


Tintern Walking Trails

These three looped walks start from the trailhead at Tintern Abbey, and offer a variety of scenery and historical features along the routes.