The Festina Lente non-profit Walled Victorian Gardens have been loving restored by Festina Lente to their original Victorian design and plans surrounded by the original walls built in the 1780’s as part of the grounds of Old Connaught House.
It is one of the largest working Victorian Walled Garden in Ireland and contains many beautiful features and stunning fauna and flora.
There are three main areas that have been restored all within the original Victorian walls – our Ornamental Formal Garden which includes our Therapeutic Sensory Integration Trail, our Pool Garden & Terrapin Sanctuary & our Working Kitchen Garden where we have a fabulous herbaceous border separating our large number of community allotments which are rented on an annual basis. We have plenty of seating for you to sit and enjoy the beautiful Victorian gardens.
Festina Lente is also home to a large Equestrian Centre which offers a variety of horse riding lessons and equine facilitated programmes. Festina Lente Equestrian Centre offers equine centred activities to people of all ages, backgrounds, learning abilities and interests. Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced rider Festina Lente Equestrian Centre has something for everybody! Our Equestrian Centre is fully approved by both the Association of Irish Riding Establishments (AIRE) and the British Horse Society (BHS).
Our excellent facilities include a very large all-weather floodlit indoor arena, a large outdoor arena, outdoor paddocks and sensory trails. We offer riding lessons, dressage schooling and jumping tuition, pony camps, equine assisted learning, long lining and lunging as well as stable management training.
Last updated 2016-07-26
Note: Map is an approximate indication ONLY. Please contact Festina Lente for directions and precise location prior to your visit.