Churchill, Co. Donegal

St. Columb’s

Duration: 180 Mins

Built in the early 19th century for the Church of Ireland Rector, St. Columb’s overlooks the shores of Lough Gartan. The house and grounds were transformed into a haven of artistic beauty by the late Derek Hill who planted many rare and unusual trees and shrubs.

Hill was assisted by James Russell of Sunningdale Nurseries “ Russell and myself aimed to accentuate simply the natural formation of the landscape and to set off, by architectural planting, some of its best features with the idea of creating a picture composed of the wild ingredients of Donegal.” New herbaceous borders to Russell’s design were planted in 2010.

A delightful visitor experience for lovers of art and beauty. Facilities include tearoom and toilets. In the care of Historic Properties Division of the Office of Public Works. / Facebook Page



Access to grounds every day, dawn to dusk, all year round


On the shores of Lough Gartan, below Churchill village. Sign-posted

Covid-19 Statement - 2021

You will find a detailed description of each of our gardens under the ‘GARDENS’ tab along with proposed opening dates and times. However these are, of course, subject to any Covid Restrictions prevailing at the time and so we ask that you check our Facebook page for up to date information on which gardens are scheduled to be open and please phone the owner to be sure before travelling.

Please visit our Facebook Page for all the month by month information on which gardens are open plus any changes to details on our website.

There will be no printed brochures this year.