April Showers bring May Flowers
The Spring Exhibition at Enniscoe House tells the story of the 19th century walled gardens and their restoration in the 1990s.
Few of County Mayo’s the historic houses, along with their walled gardens and parks, survive intact today. Enniscoe has fared better than most - and has been described as the last great house in North Mayo, but the gardens fell into decline in the 1960s onwards and almost disappeared.
In the late 1990s the ornamental garden was restored under the Great Gardens of Ireland Restoration Programme and opened to the public in 1999. Meanwhile, a community development company, The North Mayo Heritage Centre, took over the wilderness that was the old vegetable garden and today this has become a certified organic market garden that supplies local hotels and restaurants, and organises training courses for adults and children
The exhibition, which is organised jointly by the Heritage Centre and Enniscoe House, with support from Mayo County Council and the National Botanical Gardens, uses using family and estate records, botanical drawings, watercolours, photographs and gardening books to illustrate the topic.
Venue; The Courtyard Hall, Enniscoe House
Open Daily 10am - 5pm Admission Free
Stay at Enniscoe House and avail of our special offer of two nights bed and breakfast and one dinner for €220 per person, including a guided tour of the gardens.