Even in Winter there’s a lovely oasis in Carlow.
Delta Sensory Gardens are a real surprise, hidden away in the back of an business estate just outside of Carlow town.
Delta Sensory Gardens are two and a half acres of varied interlinking gardens; water, roses, sculpture, woodland, natural, formal, musical and more!
Wonderfully creative, a visit here will have you oohing & ahhing over the features as well as the plants. You can see some of these in my photos. Even on a grey Winter afternoon it was attractive. I can’t wait to go back in spring & summer!
The Delta Gardens also hold events such as their lovely Christmas wonderland & craft fair, as well as being a lovely wedding photograph venue!
If you’re in the area & feel stressed, I reckon watching the beautiful big goldfish swim in the fish pond and listing to the water flow from the many unusual water features would be a gentle way to relax & enjoy.
Yep, it’s a gem; with a small garden centre & coffee shop, Delta Sensory Gardens does just what their website says: combine the attractions of a tourist facility with the sensory gardens also providing a therapeutic focus and benefit for people of all abilities.
Have a look at the following photos – kids especially love the giant sleeping lady and the other hidden surprises throughout in the gardens. Go explore!
PS: the water features are really cool- don’t miss the GIANT spinning stone ball!
I’ve a map near the end of the post to help you find your way there.
The Delta Sensory Gardens website is here.
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