Getting better all the time: Ardgillan Castle's garden

The north Dublin estate doesn't have the big-name cachet of others but its appeal is there for all to see

27th September, 2015
Rudbeckia Herbstsonne, meaning autumn sun, provides strong colour as the summer fades

It may not live up to the grandeur of Powerscourt, nor have the interesting horticultural history of Mount Congreve, but Ardgillan in north Co Dublin has a charm all of its own. From the car park, you have a choice of paths to reach the castle – you can opt for the shady wooded walk – the name ‘Ardgillan’ comes from the Irish ‘Ard Choill’, which means high wood. But it is much better to...

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