Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens
GARDENS ARE NOW OPEN EVERY DAY
(11am – 5pm, last entry in 4.30pm)
Gardens open subject to weather, if in doubt please check our
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we will be announcing new tours for 2024
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DISCOVER THE STORY
OF LAFCADIO HEARN THROUGH
11 UNIQUE GARDEN AREAS
These Authentic Japanese Gardens are set in the beautiful seaside town of Tramore, County Waterford, Ireland. These stunning gardens reflect the life and extensive wanderings of Patrick Lafcadio Hearn (Koizumi Yakumo), who grew up in Ireland, and whose life journey embraced several parts of the world. The gardens pay homage to the fame he attained in Japan through his incomparable literary descriptions of the people, customs and culture of that country.
Follow Lafcadio Hearn’s life journey, first through the Victorian Garden, then to the American and Greek gardens, until you eventually arrive in the Japanese gardens which feature many Japanese plants and Japanese architectural features. The Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens are a haven of beauty and tranquility for all who visit.
Children are introduced to these magical gardens through a special children’s discovery trail, secret pathways, woodlands and Lafcadio Hearn’s fairytales and folklore.
GARDENS ONLY OPEN FOR ENCHANTED GARDEN WINTER LIGHTS-
MONTH OF DECEMBER: WED – SUN NIGHTS – FIND OUT MORE
The garden is uniquely authentic and beautifully presented.
It will mature and age for years to come, looking forward to coming back.
– Kozo Matsuda
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VIDEO – THE GARDENS THROUGH 4 SEASONS
These gardens are a Not-For-Profit Social Enterprise run by Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens CLG and supported by Pobal and Department of Social Protection Community Employment Programme. They are also assisted by many local volunteers. CHARITY NO: 20206232