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The Dillon family have lived at the Grove since the 1700 and farmed mostly cattle and sheep. We were originally tenants of the Rothwell estate, in 1903 my grandfather, also named Pat bought out the lease and demolished the original house.
He built the existing house in its more colonial style rather than Victorian or Georgian.
We have a family tree going back to 1790 which has be
en updated by each generation to the present day. There are five of us in the family today, Pat, Therese (Parents) Ben, Lucy and Joe (siblings).
All the family take an active part in the running of Grove Gardens and Open Farm.




For your parties, picnics and gardening, our services can fulfill all your needs.





Fordstown, Kells
County Meath
Tel: 046 9434 276  





Grove Gardens• Day Trips


Summer Tours
Set in beautiful internationally renowned gardens and parkland. Groups will be entertained for three hours with our own guide.

• 200 ft secret tunnel
• Rabbit Village
• Hilarious talking parrots
• Funny mirrors
• Visit the fairy house
• Tropical birds and animals
• Bunny School
• Have your faces painted by Chrissy the Clown
• Bun making
• Fun team games
• Learn seed sowing
• Pet and feed some of our animals
Children will be shown our extensive vegetable garden where plants flourish in the series of raised beds filled with organic compost. They will learn how gardening is made simple, easy and enjoyable.

• Garden Clubs, Horticultural Societies
• Active Retirement Groups
• ICA Clubs
• Associations
• Special Needs
• Nursing Homes etc.
If requested, there will be a guided tour of the gardens and farm.
Please arrange when booking for groups only.

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Day trip

DAY TRIPS for families and also tourists visiting the county
Take some time off and relax in our Victorian style gardens, where you will find spacious lawns, herbaceous borders, roses, clematis and extensive vegetable garden, Wander through the different tropical birds and animal park.
There is no need to book, just come along and visit the gardens and farm.
You are welcome to take along your picnic and use the indoor and outdoor facilities Tea/coffee available on request.

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