Hunting Brook Gardens
Hunting Brook Gardens, home to Jimi Blake, is set in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains. Famous for its borders, Hunting Brook has one of Ireland's largest private collections of plants and here you will find many examples of the exquisitely colourful, large-scale planting combinations, for which Jimi Blake has become so well known.
The constant changing palette of plants, reflects this modern garden-maker’s unbounded enthusiasm for creative gardening. He shares his knowledge generously with those who visit the garden, or who have enrolled in his Plantsperson’s Course, which runs one day a month over the course of a year. Jimi’s endgame is to find the very best, longest-flowering perennials, grow them in combination with great foliage plants in a way that’s both modern and inventive, to ensure that Hunting Brook looks great from early spring until first hard frost.
This is a modern garden set in an ancient landscape - at the bottom of a secret, shady gorge is the chattering mountain stream that gives Hunting Brook its name and meandering paths will take you to a solitary Bronze Age standing stone which keeps watch over Jimi’s endeavours.
‘Hunting Brook is a garden that is endlessly beguiling and however many times your visit it you always find something new’
GPS co-ordinates: Latitude 53.22 Longitude -6.48
Hunting Brook is situated between Brittas, Co. Dublin, and Blessington, Co. Wicklow, on the N81. Drive through Brittas, heading west towards Blessington. Turn RIGHT immediately at Tramway antiques/ Kilteel. Hunting Brook is the 2nd house (wooden house) on left, approx. 1km up this country lane. Look for our lovely Gate!
It is also fully accessible by Public Transport and serviced by the 65 bus route
April 15th to end of October, 2018
Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 5.30pm.
We can also facilitate group or individual outside public opening times by appointment.
One Sunday a month over the course of the growing year we have a special open day with tea rooms and a number of free events in the garden. Have a look at our website for these dates or join our newsletter
… we would love to see you.
Tea/coffee and homemade biscuits available by arrangement (€4.00 per person).
- Group guided tours – (by appointment)
- Plants for sale.
- Car parking
- Studio/classroom available to rent, suitable for meetings, yoga, workshops etc.
- Not suitable for wheelchairs
- No dogs.
Best time to visit:
Early spring to late Autumn