Dublin’s “Secret Gardens”
One of the city centre’s hidden gems, tucked in behind the bustle of Harcourt Street, Iveagh Gardens are known locally as the “Secret Gardens” of Dublin. The history of the gardens spans over 300 years and many of the original features have been retained or restored- including a yew maze, several ornate, sculpted fountains and the rosarium. The current layout of these was designed in 1865 by Ninian Niven- the same architect who would later go on to design Dublin’s Botanic Gardens. There is also a small waterfall cascade, that provides a peaceful backdrop to a leisurely walk through the park- as well as a great capture for photographers (although please remember that drones are not permitted in Iveagh Gardens!).
More recently, the Iveagh Gardens have provided the setting for some of Dublin’s diverse and exciting events- including the Vodafone comedy festival, acoustic concerts and the Taste of Dublin food festival.
Being a small and exclusive venue, we highly recommend snapping up tickets to any event in the Iveagh Gardens should you come across them- they are always in high demand and get rave reviews!
Other Outdoors Attractions
Botanic Gardens Dublin
Botanical Gardens with historical hot-houses and nature trails
Dublin Bay Cruises
Explore Dublin’s coastline by boat
Howth and Malahide
The perfect sea-side half day trip from Dublin’s centre
707 hectares of open parkland in the centre of Dublin
Stephen's Green Park
An iconic glass shopping centre, just 1 minute from Drury Court