Children’s Birthday Parties at Festina Lente

We offer excellent, fun and informative "Nature" themed birthday parties which includes a fun crafty practical workshop. We will design up a party to suit your child's interest and age!

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Summer 2017 Gardening Workshops

Festina Lente Victorian Walled Gardens & Garden Centre are delighted to be able to offer a series of gardening workshops presented by our qualified horticulturists in Summer 2017 in June, July & August.       June Container Planting / Hanging Basket Workshop     Sunday 11th June 2017 at 2pm to 3:30pm Get the most from […]

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Grow Your Own Vegetables & Fruits Workshops 2017

Festina Lente Victorian Walled Gardens & Garden Centre are delighted to be able to offer a series of gardening workshops presented by our qualified horticulturists in 2017.   If you would love to grow herbs, fruits and vegetables in your allotment or garden successfully but you are not sure how best to go about it then […]

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Festina Lente Gift Vouchers for Sale

We sell gift vouchers for Riding Lessons, Pony Camps, Garden Centre products, Garden Workshops, Family Fun Events and all other services in Festina Lente which are the perfect present or treat for all events and ages!

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We will Plant up your Garden Hanging Baskets & Containers!

  Do you have an empty hanging basket or container lying empty at home that you would love to have planted up with flowers and plants?  Let Festina Lente horticulturists make it easy for you!   Festina Lente horticulturists will plant up your empty containers and baskets with a choice of plants that you can […]

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Garden Centre Plants Summer 2016

Below is just a small selection of the plants we have in stock in our Garden Centre this Summer!   At the Festina Lente Garden Centre we have a large supply of garden plants and flowers and gardening accessories for sale in our garden shop and we regularly have special offers. Festina Lente supports Irish […]

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2016 Adult Workshops for the Kitchen Gardener

Festina Lente Walled Gardens & Garden Centre are delighted to be able to offer gardening workshops presented by our horticulturists.

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Garden Horse Manure for Sale & Delivery!

Your Plants will Love our Horse Manure!   WE ARE OUT OF STOCK OF COMPOSTED HORSE MANURE SO WE WON’T HAVE ANY FOR SALE UNTIL JUNE 2017.   Mature & Low Odour Horse Manure for Sale from Festina Lente Gardens & Riding School in Bray, Co Wicklow.   Perfect for Soil Conditioning, Feeding and Mulching your Garden […]

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Allotment Rental Terms & Conditions

Allotment Rental Terms & Conditions • Your chosen allotment is available to you from February to December. • Access to the garden is available to you 7 days a week. The Garden Shop is also open 7 days per week. Opening times are 9-5 p.m. Monday to Friday and Saturday & Sunday 11.00 to 6.00 p.m. Outside […]

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School Tours & Nature Themed Workshops

Education and Horticulture is a large part of the Festina Fente ethos and we welcome school tours here in Festina Lente Gardens throughout the year.

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Victorian Walled Garden Overview & Information

The Festina Lente charity Walled Victorian Gardens have been loving restored by Festina Lente to their original Victorian design and plans. It is the largest working Victorian Walled Garden in Ireland and contains many beautiful features and stunning fauna and flora. There are three main areas that have been restored all within the original Victorian walls - our Ornamental Formal Garden, our Pool Garden & Terrapin Sanctuary & our Working Kitchen Garden where we have a fabulous herbaceous border separating our 54 allotments which are rented on an annual basis.

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Photo Shoots & Filming Location

Festina Lente Gardens is an ideal location for private and commercial photo shoots and filming.

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Garden Centre

  At the Festina Lente Garden Centre we have a large supply of garden plants and flowers and gardening accessories for sale in our garden shop.   Festina Lente supports Irish grown Plants and Bulbs. • Unusual & unique Herbaceous / bedding plants / climbers / hedging & screening plants • Vegetables • Herbs • […]

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Garden Tours

  Garden Tours at Festina Lente Gardens   We welcome individuals and groups to come and visit the beautiful Festina Lente Victorian Walled Gardens.   We can facilitate large groups for an interesting tour around the gardens covering everything from the plants on the Herbaceous Border or our Sensory Trails to the history behind the Victorian […]

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Children’s Nature Workshops

Our programme of events provides an exciting, fun and enriching outdoor & indoor learning experience for your child to learn about nature & the environment.

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Meeting Rooms for Rent

Affordable meeting rooms for rent near M50. Available to rent by the hour or the day. Free Car Parking. Peaceful setting.

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Allotments for Rent

At Festina Lente the allotments are situated within the walls of the Kitchen Garden. They come in three sizes and they are rented out on an annual basis based on the size of the allotment.

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The Garden Gift Shop & Outdoor Cafe

The Garden Cafe - lots of lovely drinks & snacks available! We have a wide range of Gifts & Accessories Available

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History of Old Connaught House & Gardens and Festina Lente

History of Old Connaught House & Gardens and Festina Lente Old Connaught House, Shankill, Co. Dublin is an eighteenth century house that was embellished during Victorian times with the addition of a single storey portico consisting of four pairs of Ionic columns and a conservatory at one end of the house. It was a property of […]

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