Carlow – Delta Sensory Gardens

"Delta Sensory Gardens Carlow"

Delta Sensory Gardens

Delta Sensory Gardens was voted the number one thing to do in Carlow by Tripadvisor and described as “An Oasis of Peace and Tranquillity.

Delta sensory gardens are set on a 2.5 acre site with 16 interconnecting gardens located on the outskirts of Carlow Town. The gardens have so much to offer the visitor during the seasons of year, from the bright and beautiful daffodils and tulips in Spring to the breathtaking colours of the autumnal foliage. They are also a wonderful source of ideas for all, with gardens designed by some of the top names in Irish gardening. Mary Reynold’s 2003 Chelsea Gold Medal ‘Stolen Child Garden,’ a sanctuary of water and wild plants, Gordon Lebetter’s woodland and water garden, Rachel Doyle’s garden with its dramatic fountain with a floating ball of marble plays with each of the five senses, to name a few.

The gardens are now a major tourist attraction in Carlow for local, national and international visitors. Delta Sensory Centre are fully wheelchair accessible and have proven to be a very popular place to visit for active retirement groups, families, school trips and bus tours.

Relax and unwind or catch up with friends and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a delicious pastry treat in the New Cafe which is an extension to Sensory Building in the Sensory Gardens. An idyllic setting suitable for groups and individuals with an adjoining Craft area.

Delta Sensory Gardens Features"Delta Sensory Gardens Events"

  • THE 19/2016 Memorial Garden
  • Circle of Life
  • Musical Fountain
  • Eco Roof Top

Delta Centre

Delta Centre also runs a small gift shop and garden centre with a selection of handmade gifts, seasonal bedding plants, shrubs and garden furniture. There is a restaurant and coffee shop on site, serving from breakfast to carvery lunch and right through to afternoon tea.

Delta Centre Carlow offers the visitor the ultimate experience which will leave all no matter what age group wanting to come back for a return visit. It is fun, affordable, imaginative, brilliant and full of interesting people as well as attractions.

Group Tours

Delta Centre has catered for group tours very successfully since the opening of our sensory gardens to the public. The feedback and comments from visitors has been overwhelming.

Delta Sensory Gardens offer something special for groups of all ages and ability. The ease of accessibility throughout the 2.5 acres with all gardens linked.

Groups on arrival are divided into smaller lots of about 15 so it easier to listen in to the experienced tour guide.

lunches or Tea/coffee, snack can all be pre arranged in the New Cafe .

Delta Sensory Gardens Events

Delta Sensory Gardens run annual Easter, Halloween and Christmas events.  These events have proven to be extremely popular with visitors.  They hope to expand their annual events to offer a bigger and better experience to the visitors during these special times of the year.

Halloween Event

Halloween games, ghosts, ghouls and much more! Lots of wicked and wonderful things that will make you jump in the gardens. Prizes for best costume on the day!

Christmas Event

Delta hosts its very popular Christmas Wonderland.

Enjoy a huge range of traditional gifts, decorations, folk craft and much more. Light lunches, tea/coffee and cakes served each day. Full traditional Christmas Lunch (booking essential). Colourful display of outdoor lights and colourful features will be on display in Sensory Gardens with festival face painting, Christmas competition in sensory gardens and much more.

"Delta Sensory Gardens Christmas Event"

Opening Times for the Delta Sensory Gardens

Open & days a week

  • Monday – Friday – 9.00 to 17.30
  • Weekends and public Holidays – 11.00 – 17.30
  • Note: Closed from 21st Dec 2018 to 7th Jan 2019


Delta Sensory Gardens Visitor Rates

  • Adult   €5
  • Student €4
  • Senior Citizens €4
  • Children under 13 years FREE (when accompanied by an adult)*
  • Group Rate On Application – full tour included
  • Yearly membership Single €20, Couple €35

*entrance fee applies to children attending a special event

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Delta Sensory Gardens in Carlow Directions

See Google Map Top Of This Page

Directions from Dublin

  • Take junction 4 off the M9 and follow the R448 signposted for Carlow
  • Continue straight through every roundabout until you reach the Dr. Cullen Road Roundabout where you will turn right onto Cannery Road
  • After 1km turn left into Strawhall Estate (turn before the next roundabout)
  • Follow the road through Strawhall Estate, taking two right hand turns, before reaching the Delta Centre on the left at the road’s end.

Directions from Kilkenny

  • Take junction 6 off the M9 and follow the R448 signposted for Carlow
  • After 7.4km take the slip road left onto Burrin Street
  • Continue straight for 1.6km until you reach the Athy Road Roundabout
  • Take the third exit, turning onto Cannery Road
  • After 50m, turn right into Strawhall Estate
  • Follow the road through Strawhall Estate, taking two right hand turns, before reaching the Delta Centre on the left at the road’s end

Walking Directions from Carlow Train Station

  • Turn right on leaving the train station along Railway Road
  • Turn right onto Dublin Road
  • Veer left (down the sloping path) onto Oak Park Road (going past the tennis club)
  • Turn left onto Cannery Road
  • Turn left into Strawhall Estate
  • Follow the road through Strawhall Estate, taking two right hand turns, before reaching the Delta Centre on the left at the road’s end


"Delta Sensory Gardens Carlow"


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