The Robinson Garden at Earlscliffe, Baily, Co. Dublin, Ireland


History of Earlscliffe House and Garden

The gardens of Earlscliffe have often had an enchanting effect on those who who visit them. So much so that on occasion Earlscliffe has been ranked alongside the most famous gardens in the world.

For example, in 1982 the Robinson Garden at Earlscliffe made its way into the book "Large Gardens and Parks" by Tom Wright alongside Versailles and some of the more celebrated English gardens.[1]

In 1995 after the garden was filmed as part of Don Burke's Australian documentary programme "Burke's Backyard Overseas", Don described "David Robinsonís garden" as one of eight places of interest to visit in Ireland.[2]

And in 1999 it It was awarded the highest accolade in the Good Gardens Guide [3], gaining some controversy along the way [4].

Although all of this occurred in the last 25 years, the location and gardens at Earlscliffe have been enchanting people for over 150 years.

The following pages tell the story of the house and gardens at Earlscliffe from the 1850s up to the present day.

Disclaimer. Parts of the data found in these history pages has been derived from sources currently available on the internet. In researching the previous owners of Earlscliffe, certain assumptions have been made as to the validity of this internet data. If you believe that some of this data is inaccurate, please use the contacts page to let us know.


This page was last updated on 02-Jan-2018.


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