The gardens at Collon House are surrounded by mature trees and shrubs. A ten-foot high laurel hedge gives a fine backdrop with a sense of privacy and seclusion.
The gardens have been restored with appropriate period planting; the main entrance doorway to the house overlooks a sunken box parterre with topiary and an intricate design layout in the 18th Century style.
In the ornamental garden there are box-edged herbaceous borders. White phlox, delphiniums, agapanthus, Hemerocallis all making a very cheerful show in the summer, while darker richer colour tones come later from penstemon, dahlias, asters and golden rudbeckia. A Greek-style summer house at the end of the garden is a restful viewpoint to review the colour schemes, old roses, wisteria and clematis.
The enclosed centre courtyard sports a collection of hostas away from the hot sun, while pots of hydrangeas enjoy the shade of the tall gabled house.
Guided tours of the house and garden are available by appointment (minimum group size 6 people, maximum group size 55 people), there is ample on-street parking for cars and buses on the main road immediately at Collon House gateway.
Collon house garden is a member of the Boyne Valley Garden Trail and is also a partner garden of the Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland.
House & garden tour with tea/coffee & cake… €18 per person
Lunch for larger parties is available as is a more formal 5 course evening dinner, for more information please contact us.
Telephone +353 87 2355645