Near Midlands Park Hotel
Heywood Gardens are located in Ballinakil, approx 20 minutes from us here at Midlands Park Hotel in Laois.
Completed in 1912, the property consists of 50 acres of gardens, lakes, woodland and architectural features. It was transferred to State ownership in November 1993 from the Salesian Fathers who had taken care of it since 1941.
The gardens are composed of four elements linked by a terrace that ran along the front of the house, which now no longer exists. In the sunken garden, circular terraces descend to an elongated pool, where small statues of turtles gaze inquisitively at the grand fountain. On the top level a loggia, roofed with red tiles, includes an inscription taken from the writings of Alexander Pope. Highlights include a rose called Natalie Naples and Johnston’s Blue geraniums, to name just a few.
Heywood Gardens are loved by locals and visitors alike and one of Laois’s hidden treasures, the perfect choice for day out for all ages while saying with us at Midlands Park Hotel in Portlaoise.
Heywood Gardens are open all year round during daylight hours with free admission to the gardens. Garden tours are available but must be booked in advance.
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