Delta Sensory Gardens & Garden Centre

Eloquently described as an oasis of peace and tranquillity, Delta Sensory Gardens consist of a series of interconnecting gardens of a multi-sensory nature, covering 2.5 acres on the outskirts of Carlow Town. Stroll and admire the beautiful limestone sculptures throughout the gardens, bask in the tranquillity of the water features and marvel at the one–tonne of pink marble floating on a cushion of water. Visitors can delight in a mix of formal and informal landscapes. The gardens offer something for every season, from thousands of daffodils and tulips in spring, to the abundant double flowering gorse in summer and the rustic colour of trees and beech hedges in autumn and winter.

The gardens also boast amazing water features that will take your breath away, such as splashing fountains, cascading waterfalls and the kugal, one tonne of pink marble floating on a cushion of water. Delta Centre also has a garden centre that stocks seasonal plants all year around, especially during the summer months with bedding plants and hanging baskets. You can leave in your own baskets and containers to be filled by the friendly qualified horticulturalists in Delta Sensory Gardens, who can offer good advice and tips for your garden.

The latest reviews from visitors speak for themselves:

A beautiful and peaceful experience to wander the different gardens and contemplate life, the universe and covid

So many different experiences all in one place. Historical, play and thoughtful areas in same plot. Different experience every visit. Brilliant little café to relax in.

Delta Sensory Gardens also hosts many popular events throughout the year such as Sensory Santa during Christmas. Please visit the sensory gardens website www.deltasensorygardens.ie for more details.

There is also a very popular Café Thyme attached to the sensory gardens, a spacious 50+ seater restaurant catering for all size groups. They serve breakfast Monday to Friday and a very extensive and ever changing healthy, tasty, and unique lunch menu is served seven days. Fresh and deliciously different flavoured scones and breads are available daily to eat in or take-away. And not forgetting a range of fabulous sweet treats to enjoy with our popular coffee.

The gardens also offer the perfect setting for photos of any special events such as wedding day ceremonies, communions and confirmations.

COVID 19

Please check for further updates on Covid 19 restrictions on Delta Sensory Gardens website at www.deltasensorygardens.ie or email info@deltacentre.org or phone 059 9143527 and check www.carlowgardentrail.com and the Carlow Tourism website.

Please continue to check the HSE website https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/news/newsfeatures/covid19-updates/ for further updates and continue to monitor our social media pages

Contact Details

T: 059-9143527
W: https://deltasensorygardens.ie/

Address

Strawhall Estate
Carlow, Co. Carlow R93 Y959

GPS

Latitude: 52.844988 | Longitude: -6.924546

How to Find Us

From Dublin/Waterford take exit 4 on M9 motorway and follow signs for Carlow Town. Strawhall Industrial Estate is located off Cannery Road, the road which serves Dr Cullen Park G.A.A. Grounds, on the outskirts of Carlow town close to the Athy Road roundabout.

Opening Hours

Sensory Gardens and Cafe are open 7 Days, closed Christmas to New Year. For 2020 closed from Tue 22nd Dec to Tue 5th Jan 2021. 

Open hours for Gardens and Cafe; weekdays 9 am to 5 pm and weekends incl. Public holidays 11 am to 5 pm.

Admission

Adults €6, Concessions €5, Children free (accompanied by an adult). Group rate available upon request.

Facilities

Car park, toilets, wheelchair accessible, restaurant and garden centre