Iveagh Gardens

Designed by Ninian Niven in 1865, but with a history dating back over three hundred years, the Iveagh Gardens are located close to St Stephen’s Green Park in Dublin city centre.

From modest beginnings as an earl’s lawn, the gardens went on to host the splendour of the Dublin Exhibition Palace in 1865. Many of the original landscape features are still in place, or have been restored and conserved since 1995. These include the yew maze, the rosarium, and the fountains. The cascade in particular is a stunning spectacle in summer. Iveagh Gardens are popularly known as Dublin’s ‘Secret Garden’.

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Please note the use of drones is NOT permitted in Iveagh Gardens.

Green Flag

Iveagh Gardens has been awarded a Green flag 2022-2023 which is an international bench marking standard for parks and green spaces. More information from greenflagaward.org

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Modern and historical images of the gardens.

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Read about the history of the gardens.

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