Over and above the Boyne Valley Garden Trail there are some truly stunning gardens here in Ireland’s Ancient East, both North, South and West  of The Cottages. Here are a few of our favourites… Ardan Garden in Howth, Helen Dillon’s Garden in Dublin, Mount Stewart to the North and Mount Usher to the South. June Blake’s garden is a special and of course her brother the iconic Jimi Blake’s garden at Huntingbrook which we think is the Jewel in the crown of Irish gardens. All of these and many more waiting to be explored and enjoyed, and all within easy reach and the list is growing by the day.