Gardens & Butterfly House

Exotic plants, green space and natural beauty

Set on 260 acres of parkland, the gardens and Butterfly House at Malahide Castle are a tranquil retreat just minutes away from Dublin city centre and airport. Discover 5,000 plant varieties, perfect picnic spots and much more during your visit.


In the shadow of Malahide Castle’s West Wing lies this enchanted woodland…

Stretching over 20 acres of lush grass and woodland, the West Lawn is home to our Fairy Trail – the most magical part of any visit to Malahide Castle and Gardens. A paradise for photographers, some of the best views of the castle are here. Nature lovers can find rare trees from all over the world. Look out for the famous Cedar of Lebanon, Tasmanian pencil pines and Chinese Ginkgo trees.


Experience the only Butterfly House in the Republic of Ireland

Step inside the Cambridge Glasshouse so you can see 20 different species fluttering their wings in this exotic environment. Use your visit to brush up on your knowledge and learn all about the lifecycle of these fascinating pollinators. Remember to pick up a leaflet at the Admissions Desk to help you identify the various species!   




Enjoy a gift of magic and adventure with our Annual Membership Pass

Offering cardholders unlimited access to Malahide Castle and Gardens (including the Butterfly House and Fairy Trail) and Newbridge House and Farm, our new Annual Membership Pass makes light work of great days out for all the family!

Members can also enjoy a 10% discount on entry to other Shannon Heritage properties, 10% off in the Malahide and Newbridge gift shops, and much more...

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