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.
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.
With one of the most comprehensive displays of farming and rural life in the country, the Irish Agricultural Museum and Johnstown Castle Gardens make a wonderful day out for all the family – whatever the weather.