James McConnell’s garden extends from around an early 19th century Meath vernacular-style house and is beautifully integrated into his working farm; 35 years in the making, it features a formal beech garden, boxwood parterre and a rose garden with a folly. There is a lime walk and a hornbeam arbour, a wildflower lawn, topiary, and a vista of parkland. A charming Italian-style fountain-house, a loggia, canal, orchard and herb garden, along with a collection of pelargonium, are among other elements in this unique and unusual garden. Conveniently accessible from the M3 motorway and close to Navan, Trim, Kells and Athboy, Herberts’ is a both a sophisticated garden and a rural idyll.
Garden opening arrangements:
Herberts’ is open to individuals and groups on Saturdays from 10.30 am – 6.00 pm from 1st May through to 30th September.
Entry fee: €5 per person. Refreshments: Tea/Coffee €2.50 , including home-baking du jour.
On occasions, scented pelargonium are on sale at Herberts’ during the summer months.
Herberts’ is also open to groups, garden clubs and horticultural societies, by prior appointment only, from 1st May – 30th September, for guided tours.
Contact James McConnell to arrange your groups’ visit on 085-7829966, on www.herberts.ie or firstname.lastname@example.org. These visits may include refreshments, as desired.
Special openings for plant and garden statuary sales are announced from time to time on the www.herberts.ie website. The Herberts’ blog on the website shares the garden, and gardening thoughts, throughout the year.
Please note: The garden is unsuitable for children under ten. Dogs are not admitted.