Gooseberry Gardens & Farm

The Lodge was always intended to be self-sufficient, and this ethos continues today.

Strategically planted areas of exotic trees and winding paths guide you round to unveil amazing lake vistas.

The Deerpark walks, with bridges, follies and seemingly undiscovered waterfalls, are a stunning reminder of this type of naturalistic garden that would have been planted originally.

Kitchen Gardens

The kitchen gardens have been lovingly brought back to life by a team of Ireland’s finest gardeners. Our walled garden, with the assistance of our polytunnels, will produce enough food to maintain the house and all events hosted in at Virginia Park Lodge, as well as supplying our pub and restaurants in London.

The History of The Garden's Run Deep.

From its inception, the Lodge was a botanical marvel created from Lord Headfort’s personal collection of plants and trees from around the globe.
Lord Headfort was a major contributor to the Royal Horticultural Society with seedlings cultivated in Ireland and added to the Botanical Collection in Kew Gardens in London. The fourth Marquis became president of the Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland from 1915-45.

We are always improving and nurturing the kitchen gardens with composting & manure, ensuring abundance from the land whilst protecting & maintaining a healthy rich soil. We utilise herb gardens, cutting gardens & polytunnels to extend the seasons making the garden productive all year round.

From our apple orchard, our walled garden bearing muscat grapes, our stables and more, there is always something new to discover - and something great for the kitchen to cook!