Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th August, 11:30am - 12:30pm
As part of National Heritage Week 2022, we invite you to come and see what’s afoot this year in the Walled Garden at Castle Leslie Estate. Built in the 1860s, the Walled Garden housed plants utilised for a variety of purposes and provided an environment for exotic fruits and flowers. The walled garden provided produce for the Castle and the surplus was sold locally in Glaslough.
The gardens and greenhouses continued to be capably maintained until the end of the 1970s when due to rising costs, the decision was made to wind down the gardens and to have it, as Desmond Leslie put it, ‘temporarily mothballed’. In recent years significant work has been undertaken to slowly bring the Walled Garden back to its former glory and create a haven for pollinators and biodiversity.
Due to the uneven outdoor terrain, walking shoes/wellington boots are advised. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. The meeting point for the tours is at the Front Gate & Garden Lodge at Castle Leslie Estate. The tour will be followed by a tour of St Salvator’s Church at 12:30pm. Please note the Lodge will not be open on these days.
This event is free. Booking is via Eventbrite: https://clewalledgardentour.eventbrite.ie
Front Gate & Garden Lodge, Castle Leslie Estate