Laois Garden Trail

Gortnalee Gardens had joined the well-established Laois Garden Trail which consists of a mixture of formal large publicly owned gardens and privately owned gardens located in County Laois.

The Laois Garden Trail is actively participating in the

Laois Garden Festival

hosted in Spink by Buds & Blossoms. Some of the gardens only open by appointment but many of them will be having a general Open Day and Special Event as part of the Laois Garden Festical

Gortnalee Special Event

On the 8th June 2019 Gortnalee Gardens will be open to visitore without an appointment.

In addition we are providing a demonstration of making the Living Willow Structures which are featured in the gardens

The normal admission of €5 applies and this includes the demonstrations!

Living Willow Classes

Living Willow can add an unusual feature to the garden. Because Willow is so easy to root it is the perfect medium for these creative additions to the garden. Willow is harvested for this in January and February so workshops in this art form are held during these two months. The fee for participants is €25 per person.

A limited amount of willow is available each year for off-site projects. Contact by phone or email to book a place.

Gardening Workshops

Whether you want to learn how to prune your roses, divide your daisies or pot on your seedlings, we run workshops to give you practical help and hands-on experience to increase your skills! Participants always go away with a small memento of Gortnalee. Workshop fees are €25 per person and limited to 4 participants.

Is your garden getting you down?

If you are living in the general area of Gortnalee, why not get Hazel to visit your garden and recommend ways to give it a new lease of life? Or to make it easier to maintain? Seeing your garden through another person's eyes is often just what you need to take a new approach and discover a new enthusiasm for your garden! Fees negotiable depending on the distance from Gortnalee.Call or email to make your appointment!

About Gortnalee Enterprises

We open the garden for visitors by appointment from April to September. We provide Garden Design services and run workshops in aspects of gardening

Groups are welcome as well as individual visitors. You can have a guided tour of the garden as well as time to browse ar your leisure. A small selection of plants from the garden is also on offer for sale.

Presentations and Talks

I am available to talk to Gardening Clubs or other groups on my experiences in creating Gortnalee and other relevant topics.

Sample Courses

Gortnalee features some Willow Structures and fences and courses creating these unusual features are available.

Practical skills like making compost and pruning roses can be taught on a one-to-one basis or to groups.

Get in Touch

  • Home Phone:
    +353 (0) 505 48835
  • Mobile:
    +353 (0)86 285 8067
  • Email:
  • Address:
    Gortnalee House
    Donaghmore, Co. Laois
    R32 C8 K0