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 all visitors 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, the 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

So join Delta Sensory Gardens and 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"

  • CELTIC WALK
  • PATIO GARDEN
  • GAMES GARDEN
  • SCULPTURE GARDEN
  • PEACE GARDEN
  • WILLOW GARDEN
  • MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
  • FORMAL ROSE GARDEN
  • WATER FALLS
  • THE PAVILION
  • IRIS O’BRIEN HEALTH AND WELLNESS GARDEN
  • THE WOODLAND WALK
  • STOLEN CHILD GARDEN
  • THE ROOF GARDEN
  • FIVE SENSES GARDENS
  • THE 19/2016 MEMORIAL GARDEN
  • CIRCLE OF LIFE
  • THISTLE FOUNTAIN
  • 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 in Carlow offers the visitor the ultimate experience no matter what age group and almost always gaurantees visitors 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, Tea/coffee and snacks 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 and 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 Festival will be hosted in the Delta Sensory Centre on October 27th

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!

Booking recommended if you dont want to miss out

Christmas Event

Delta is hosting its very popular Christmas Wonderland from Friday December 7th – December 21st

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 Hours:

  • Monday – Friday – 9am – 5:30pm
  • Weekends and Public Holidays – 11am – 5:30pm
  • 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

"Delta Sensory Gardens"

Delta Sensory Gardens in Carlow Directions

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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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