Fernhill is a former substantial family residence on 34 hectares of land at Stepaside. Fernhill Park and Gardens is Dublin’s newest Public Park, and forms an important component of the historic landscape on the fringe of Dublin City and an impressive example of a small estate dating back to around 1823. The former estate is a unique collection of heritage buildings, gardens, parkland, woodland and agricultural land. The elevated nature of the site, overlooking Dublin Bay on the threshold between the city and the Dublin mountains, lends a particular magic to the place. Fernhill is also home to a unique plant collection, made up of acid-loving plants such as Rhododendrons, Camelias and Magnolias, among others.
Opening hours: Fernhill is now open from 9am-6pm during October and from 9am-5pm November to January .
Limited wheelchair access
The areas that are open for public access are mapped here
Parking: There are currently no car parking facilities available with pedestrian access only at the new entrance on the Belarmine Roundabout. The public should take particular care when crossing the Enniskerry Road and upon exiting from Fernhill. Phase 2 of the project will allow for vehicular access to the park (later in 2019)
See here for more information on the development of Fernhill Park & Gardens
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