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.

Ornamental Gardens

Flowers Airfield Estate

 

Wander through the grounds at Airfield Estate and take in the romance and elegance of the walled garden and woodland charm of the tea garden.

Keep an eye out for the ornamental farmstead plants of artichoke, oregano and lavender in the sunken garden at the entrance to the estate.

Greenhouse Garden

The Greenhouse Garden is the perfect resting point to stop to sit in the garden and look closer at the planting before exploring the New Food Gardens.

Food Garden

The Food Garden is where we share our passion and commitment to the production and consumption of local, seasonal home grown food.

This garden supplies fresh fruit and vegetables for the Overends Restaurant and our boundary hedges provide plenty of food and shelter for birds and wildlife as well.

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall and Head Gardener Colm O'Driscoll
HRH The Duchess of Cornwall and Head Gardener Colm O'Driscoll