"A designer's garden that rather wonderfully, does not feel designed"

Shirley Lanigan in Gardens of Ireland, 2017.

Fruitlawn Garden is open to the public by appointment. The garden has a great range of unusual plants, some of which are also for sale. These have been grown on from plants collected by and given to Arthur over the course of his career from across Ireland and England, including many from his childhood home Beech Park in Clonsilla.

"If you could design a life for yourself, a perfect country home, with a beautiful garden and an artist’s studio in the back, a welcoming kitchen and plenty of room for visitors, it might just look something like this."

'Our House' in Independent.ie, 2017.

"A charming Irish country garden to put on your must-see list."

Fionnuala Fallon, 'Best Gardens to Visit This Summer' in The Irish Times, 2017.


Open Days 2021

Spring is coming and Fruitlawn Garden is about to burst into life!


We are planning and hoping for lots of visitors throughout the Summer as things begin to open up more.

Our two annual Open Days are set for July 4th and September 12th.

We have a very good selection of plants for sale despite many nurseries struggling to find stock in these difficult times.

There has been a fantastic increase in interest in gardening over the past year so we are all prepared to have a very exciting and busy season!

The Open Days welcome visitors to Carol and Arthur's home and private garden - A view inside the artist's and garden designer's universe located outside Abbeyleix, Ireland.

Read more about it here and here

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