Delta Sensory Gardens

I decided on Carlow as the destination for my tour of gardens today. I was actually googling a Helen Reddy song “Delta Dawn” and results included Delta Gardens. When I was sign post directed into an industrial estate, I had doubts about the wisdom of my choice. What a surprise!!!!

Having spent some time in a wheelchair a few years back, I have a great appreciation of accessibility. And that’s just what you get in this 2 acre site. A walkway through the centre branching into fifteen different gardens, a pavilion, sculptures, water courses, seats dotted around so that you can relax and engage through your senses with colour, scents and texture. My favourites were The Stolen Child Garden with Yeat’s words on paving stones as you enter. Iris O’Brien’s designed Health and Wellness Garden was idyllic. Gordon Ledbetter’s series of waterfalls flowed into ponds with a variety of fish, water lilies and meadow grasses, trees and shrubs.

What more could you ask than a Coffee shop with a selection of savouries and sweets to finish off your visit.

Author: Breda Fay

I'm retired since end August 2016 and loving the new life! More time now for family and friends and to explore craft, history, travel and certainly more of a chance for, me-time. To paraphrase Seuss: I've no tears that (teaching) is over; but many smiles that it happened!

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