Ornamental and Organic Food Gardens
Located in the leafy suburb of Dundrum, Dublin, Airfield Estate is a 38-acre working farm, gardens and visitor attraction.
Originally established as a charitable origination by the Overend family in 1974 for educational and recreational purposes, the Overend sisters were passionate gardeners and that passion has been carried on ever since by enthusiastic gardeners and designers.
The gardens first came to prominence when renowned local plantsman Jimi Blake was Head Gardener. Like all good gardens, the gardens at Airfield Estate are never static and in 2014 they went under a complete redesign under the guidance of Lady Arabella Lennox-Boyd and Irish designer Dermot Foley.
Airfields Garden team have since put their stamp on the gardens as they continually evolve.
Today the gardens are over 6 acres in size and are composed of diverse garden spaces ranging from an ornamental walled garden, Victorian glasshouse spaces, to an extensive organic certified food garden.
Fresh produce from the gardens are harvested and delivered to the Estates eatery – Overends Kitchen on a weekly basis. The temperate climate of south Dublin accommodates a large variety of plants to be grown on site, which provides all year round interest to a garden visitor.