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Parks & Gardens in Donegal


Donegal is a County blessed with such a diverse range of public and private parks and gardens. From carefully tended intimate cottage gardens to public parks and woodlands, Donegal has a wealth of peaceful havens for lovers of flowers and trees. Donegal Garden Trail promotes garden visiting as a collective effort in County Donegal, encouraging garden visiting as an educational and leisure activity.

Donegal Garden Trail: Cluain na dTor Seaside Garden


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This is Donegal’s tropical garden, inspirational and boldly experimental! This garden also specialises in plants tolerant of seaside conditions. ‘Cluain na dTor’ meaning “meadow of the shrubs” - an apt place-name - shrubs as shelter and as ornamentals populate this garden with surrounding natural wildflower meadows. Twenty years in the making, a wonderfully eclectic mix of individual specimens are happily assembled to exhibit their beautiful forms, textures and bold colours. This is a garden packed with unusual and very precious plants proving that a much greater range of plants can be grown in north-westerly gardens. Contemporary sculptures and an Art Studio featuring work by local artists can also be enjoyed. New wet meadow garden being developed including suitable ornamental plantings, pond and native wild meadow. Vegetable garden on view.

Admission: Adults €5

Directions: From Falcarragh crossroads turn down by Bank of Ireland, take first left, nursery and garden on left, 400m from Falcarragh crossroads


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Opening Hours

2019: 2nd June to 19th September (12-5pm) or by appointment



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