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’.
Iveagh Gardens are open all year round.
Monday – Saturday: 8am opening. Sunday and bank holidays: 10am opening.
December and January: 3.30pm closing.
February and November: 4pm closing.
March to October: 6pm closing.
Please note there is restricted access to the Gardens in June/July and August see events section for more detail
Iveagh Gardens are located on Clonmel Street, off Harcourt Street in Dublin 2. Access is by Clonmel Street, Hatch Street, and to the rear of the National Concert Hall on Earlsfort Terrace.
Please note that there is no wheelchair access through the Concert Hall gate entrance.
Most buses serve the city centre, and stop near Iveagh Gardens. Check the Dublin Bus website for up to date schedules. The Luas tram green line also terminates nearby; get out at the stop for ‘St Stephen’s Green’.
Open all year:
Gardens Opening times: Mon-Sat: 08.00
Sunday and Bank Holidays: 10.00
Gardens Closing times:
December – January: 15.30
February and November: 16.00
March – October: 18.00