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Photo Shoots & Filming Location

Festina Lente Gardens is an ideal location for private and commercial photo shoots and filming.

Located less than 10 minutes from exit 17 on the M50 our gardens are all available as ready to use backdrops for wedding photos, fashion photo shoots, feature films, dramas and documentaries.

♦  Private Photo Shoots & Video Filming Location for Weddings, Engagements and other personal events
♦  Commercial editorial publications, stills advertising photo shoots and PR shots for brands and celebrities
♦  TV filming location
♦  Film location
♦  Press & Media Events
♦  Product launches
♦  Music videos

Festina Lente is the host of a beautifully restored 2.5 acre fully walled Victorian garden with a working kitchen garden, a stunning ornamental garden, as well as a beautiful pond garden. The garden was owned by the Plunket Family until 1939, with each generation leaving their stamp by making various changes and extensions.

The main path in the kitchen garden is bordered by an extensive herbaceous border over 40 meters long containing many unusual plants, backed by espalier trees screening the vegetable beds. A variety of fruit trees are grown along the walls including some of the original pear and apple trees, which still survive and are fruiting. This is still a working kitchen garden producing vegetables, fruit, plants and cut flowers.

The ornamental garden has a fountain in the centre as well as the back wall of the original greenhouse, a wonderful place to sit and enjoy the tranquillity while taking in the beauty of the gardens.  A truly beautiful and breath-taking setting for any event..

Free parking is available, water & power are available at certain points around the gardens, we have outside cafe if the weather is fine and we also have 3 cabins which can be used by your team for the shoot duration.  For privacy in our high walled garden we can close off the garden area to the public if required.

We charge €50 for use of our gardens and facilities.  For enquiries and bookings please contact Andrea O’Donoghue (

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