Situated in Kiltegan village, Patthana is one of the best small secret gardens in the country. It is the garden of an artist, the painter T.J. Maher, and it shows. Standing outside the old granite house, one gets no indication at all of the magical courtyard garden that lies behind the wooden gates. There are so many distractions here. Each time one looks in a certain direction something unnoticed only a little while before becomes apparent. “Patthana is a garden I wish I had created.” – The 100 Best Gardens in Ireland by Shirley Lanigan.
Under the Government’s approved Phase 1 of easing of Covid-19 restrictions from Monday 18th May 2020, please note:
OPENING TIMES: Patthana Gardens opened from the first Sunday in June (7th June) and are open every Sunday from 12-5pm until the end of October. Patthana Garden, gardening workshops will resume every Saturday from the end of July. Open to groups by appointment June – September inline with Covid 19 restrictions.
Please check for further updates on Covid 19 restrictions for Patthana Gardens on 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.