Beaulieu’s beautiful four acre garden was probably laid out in the early Georgian period. Set on a well-drained, South facing slope, it remains true to its original grid design, with box-lined paths, herbaceous borders, knot garden, vegetable plots and a hexagonal pavilion. Lovely views overlook the Boyne estuary and parkland and a warm, red brick wall shelters a lush herbaceous border.
If you like rare plants, the sheltered aspect of the garden make it an ideal setting for tender species, such as abutilons, giant tree echiums and variegated mallows – all of which are flowering between May and July.
Visitors to Beaulieu can take a guided tour of the house and self-guided tour of the garden.
A visit lasts about about 1 hr 20 minutes and is packed with history relating to the family, Boyne Valley and Drogheda area.
Drogheda Arts Festival family fun day takes place on Bank Holiday Monday in May. Please see
http: www.droghedaartsfestival.ie for more details.
Vantastival festival is on the first weekend of June. See www.vantastival.com for more details and musical line up.
House and Garden are open from 1st June – first week Sept, Monday-Friday, 11-5pm. €10 p/p.
In July and August we are also open at the weekends, 1.00 – 5.00 pm.
Open during Heritage Week.
Children must be supervised.
Guide dogs only.
Groups over 10 can be booked by appointment. Refreshments and buffet lunches can also be catered for on request and we welcome enquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information and route map please see the website www.beaulieuhouse.ie