We invited guests on a special holiday to visit spectacular gardens in Ireland in May, 2018. Accompanied by hosts Monty Don, BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Editor, Lucy Hall and expert tour guide, Trevor Edwards. Here are some photographs from the trip...


Hunting Brook Garden

Monty Don with garden owner, Jimi Blake
Guests with Monty Don, Jimi Blake and tour guide, Trevor Edwards
Bronze Age ring fort in the meadow at Hunting Brook Gardens
Allium border at Hunting Brook Gardens
Jimi Blake and Monty Don at Hunting Brook Gardens

Helen Dillon's Garden

Visitor group sit in Helen Dillon's brand new garden in Monkstown
Border of purple alliums and orange geums
Exploring newly created borders
Helen Dillon

June Blake's Garden

Monty with June Blake and guests
Meconopsis at June Blake's Garden
June Blake's Garden
June Blake and Monty tour the gardens

Tyrrelstown House Garden

Tyrrelstown House Garden from Ireland holiday
Tea at Tyrrelstown House
Stream and irises at Tyrrelstown House Garden

Carmel Duignan's Garden

Tour guide Trevor Edwards with tour group
Mauve alliums at Carmel Duignan's Garden
Guests at Carmel Duignan's Garden