Support Us

There are lots of ways you can support Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens.

Visits, donations, membership, and volunteering, as well as bequests, sponsorship, and collaborative partnerships, all play an important role in helping us to run Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens and conserve its collections and archives.

Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens is cared for by the Irish Heritage Trust, which is a registered charity. This means that every contribution you make, from your admission fee to the price you pay for coffee and cake, is ploughed back into supporting conservation and public access to Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens, and our sister properties, collections, and museums across Ireland.


The simplest way to support Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens is to spend a wonderful day here!
  • Experience the faded grandeur of the historic Fota House on a guided tour.
  • Enjoy the natural beauty of our gardens and woodlands.
  • And call in to our Bakestone Café and shop for delicious treats and thoughtful gifts.

Leave a Legacy that Honours
the Past

Donations made through legacies make a substantial difference to the work of the Irish Heritage Trust.

If you would like to leave a gift in your will to the Irish Heritage Trust and its work at Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens, you can choose to make a general bequest or dedicate your gift to a specific project. Your thoughtful legacy will help us honour the past and act as a gift to future generations too!

If you would like to contribute to Fota’s maintenance and conservation costs or play your part in supporting our education and community outreach work, we will ensure that your donation is put to good use.

The Irish Heritage Trust is a registered charity which means all of our work to preserve and enhance Fota House and its environment is carried out on a non-profit basis, in consultation with heritage experts and the Board of the Trust.

You can choose to make a donation to a specific project or project type, or make a broader contribution to the valuable work we do to bring Ireland’s past to life for everyone’s education and enjoyment. Leave a Legacy by clicking here.

Donate your Time

The support, passion, and commitment of our Irish Heritage Trust volunteers help make Ireland’s heritage properties engaging, accessible, and exciting places to visit.

Joining our local Irish Heritage Trust volunteer team at Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens gives you a way to play a part in the important work of conserving Ireland’s rich heritage. We will be delighted to welcome you into their ranks.

Whether you’re more at home chatting with visitors from Ireland and beyond about the past, preserving a piece of furniture, or marshalling the guests who come to enjoy our unique events programmes, you’ll be more than welcome to get involved.

Join Our Community