Designed by Ninian Niven in 1865, but with a history dating back over three hundred years, the Iveagh Gardens are located close to St Stephen’s Green Park in Dublin city centre.
From modest beginnings as an earl’s lawn, the gardens went on to host the splendour of the Dublin Exhibition Palace in 1865. Many of the original landscape features are still in place, or have been restored and conserved since 1995. These include the yew maze, the rosarium, and the fountains. The cascade in particular is a stunning spectacle in summer. Iveagh Gardens are popularly known as Dublin’s ‘Secret Garden’.
Iveagh Gardens hold a small number of events annually. More than this would interfere with the conservation of this important historic garden. All events held at the gardens go through a procurement process, at least a year in advance. Contact us for further details. You can also check the matrix of uses for the types of events for which applications are accepted.