Gardening Week

MONDAY 5th March                           Bus Trip - A garden trail/drive

  • 10.30am - Meet and Greet
  • 11.00am  - Bus to Western Herbs & Veg - Organic Garden in Fahy  (Hotel covers entry fee)
  • Scenic drive to Tourmakeady
  • Lunch in O’Toole's Pub in Tourmakeady (guests pay for their own lunch)
  • Afternoon trip to Drimbawn House (Fee €5.00pp – as a donation to St. Vincent de Paul)
  • Bus back to Westport Woods Hotel for 4.00pm (no costs for bus)

Western Herbs & Veg run by Chris Smith, has been producing organic herbs and vegetables for sale at Westport Country Market each Thursday. This 1 acre boasts 5 polytunnels, glass lean-to, 2 ponds, pleasant setting with shrubs and perennials. IOFGA symbol holder.

Drimbawn Gardens was originally designed by Ninian Niven in the 19th Century. The arboretum, flower garden, vegetable garden, orchard, rhododendron bank and some woodland gardens are finished. Others areas are still a work-in-progress.

TUEDSAY 6th March               Westport Woods Hotel In-House Day

  • 11.00am - Aqua Aerobics in the Beech Club Swimming Pool
  • 12.00pm - Colour me Beautiful with Beech Club Spa beautician Aoife
  • Break for Lunch
  • 2.00pm – Garden talk
  • 2.45pm – Tea and biscuits
  • 3.00pm – Garden walk about the hotel grounds
  • 4.00pm – Finish

No cost to the guests for these activities

WEDNESDAY 7th March         A trip to Westport House & Gardens

  • 11.00am - Train ride to Westport House – Pick up from hotel
  • Guided tour of Westport House
  • Tea and scones in the Tea Rooms of Westport House
  • Tree walk around the Westport House Tree Trail
  • 2.00pm Train ride back to hotel for 2.30pm

Fee €20.00 pp includes train, tours and tea and scones

THURSDAY 8th March            A day in Westport Town

  • 10.30am - Meet for a walk to nearby Quay Community Garden
  • 11.30am - Bus to Town to Westport Country market to see the stalls
  • Free day around Westport


Wear appropriate clothing and footwear for weather and garden walks

Some gardens have limited access for wheelchairs, or may have gravel paths and steps

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