The Award-Winning Gardens of Birr Castle in Ireland and the newly revamped Science Centre are both rich in amazing feats of science and engineering as well as rare trees and flowers, wonderful wildlife, and walks along peaceful rivers and the lake. The Parsons family invite you to explore one of the most extraordinary places in Ireland. Created over generations it is an environmental and scientific time capsule.
Opening Hours and Ticket Prices can be found on our Visitor Information page.
Gardens & Science Centre
16th March – 31st Oct
9:00 – 18:00
1st November – 15th March
10:00 – 16:00
For ticket prices http://birrcastle.com/visitor-information/
Castle Courtyard Cafe
April – September
Discovery Gift Shop
All year round
Upcoming events at Birr Castle Gardens. For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of Birr Castle can visit the Castle as often as they like.
There are different membership options.
The Giants Grove project aims to create, beside the gardens of Birr Castle, a living, enduring and inspiring tribute to Ireland’s diaspora. It will be in the form of the largest grove of giant redwoods outside California and is designed to signify the giant place that these sons and daughters have in our hearts. For further information http://www.giantsgrove.ie
Something for everyone at Birr Castle in Ireland!
What to do in and around Birr
Holiday Cottages - Rent your cottage within Birr Castle Gardens
The Croghan Lodge
The Croghan Lodge is at the North end of the Demesne at the end of the Cherry Avenue. It has its own entrance from the Croghan Road and you can bring the car in here. It is small but cosy, an old building which was once the Game Keepers Lodge.
A Very Special Hide-Away in a Corner Of Birr Castle Gardens
The Bothy is a cottage just behind the Formal Gardens. It is small but cosy, an old building which was once the house for the young gardeners.