“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” Albert Camus

While the bright summer blooms may have faded away, the glorious rich colours of Autumn have arrived as leaves turn golden and red before they fall to the ground. It’s a busy season in the garden. Time to finish the last of the harvesting. Time to clear up and clean up before winter settles in. Time to plan ahead for next year. It’s also a great time to visit a garden.  Many of the gardens on Wexford Garden Trail remain open during October and are well worth a visit at this time of year. See below for winter opening hours at each location. 


Kilmokea House Gardens

October Opening Hours: Gardens and café open 11:00am to 5:00pm Thursday to Sunday

Closed from November until Spring 2022


Johnstown Castle

October: 9:00am to 5:30pm

From November 1st : Opening 9am daily with last entry at 3.30. Closing at 4.30pm

JFK Arboretum

October – March: Closing time for the main arboretum is 5:00pm sharp

Gates to Slieve Coillte close at 4:00pm

Colclough Walled Garden

October to March:  Open 7 Days a week, 10am-4pm, Last admission 30 minutes before close

Rosslare Harbour Community Garden

Open year round


Wells House Gardens

Open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm

Gardens closed until Spring 2022

Wexford Lavender Farm

Coolaught Gardens

Woodville House Garden

Glenavon Japanese Garden

JFK Arboreteum lake
Kilmokea Country Manor House