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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.

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Opening Hours:

  • September 9am - 8pm
  • October 9am - 6pm
  • November - January 9am - 5pm
  • February - March 9am - 6pm
  • April 9am - 9pm
  • May - August 9am - 9pm

The areas that are open for public access are mapped here

Limited wheelchair access

See here for more information on the development of Fernhill Park & Gardens