Anne's Grove Gardens
Castletownroche near Mallow
, County Cork, Republic
of Ireland, Tel: 353 (0)22 26145.
Ahakista Air Indian Plane Disaster Memorial:
- Private gardens open to the public during the
summertime, this historic estate exemplifies Robinsonian gardens
(interplanting native and exotic species into a natural setting with a
minimum of formality). Features include a Walled Garden divided by
yew hedges with roses, a pergola, late-flowering perennials, herbaceous
borders, a water garden and a rockery enclosed by flowering cherries,
magnolias and eucryphias, a woodland garden with flowering trees and
shrubs, a river garden with rockery and a profusion of moisture-loving
flowers and plants, and a wildflower meadow.
Ahakista, Sheeps Head Peninsula, County Cork, Republic Of Ireland.
Aultaghreagh Cottage Garden
- A sculpture of a sundial and a garden
commemorate the victims of a tragic 1985 Air India plane disaster.
, County Cork, Republic of Ireland, Tel: +353 23 8855307.
Bantry House and Garden
- With backdrop views of the Nowen and Shehy Mountains,
this lovely 1 acre garden showcases large mixed borders of cottage
perennials and more unusual plants, a fishpond with waterfall, water
lilies and living willow arbour, a large rockery, rose pergola, shrub
rose garden, formal herb parterre with box hedges, annuals border,
grasses garden, a woodland shade garden, and a ‘secret’ walled courtyard
garden with summerhouse and waterfall.
, County Cork, Republic of Ireland, Tel: +353 (0)27 50047.
Blarney House and Gardens
- Designed in the fashion of a Continental "palazzo" with the house, garden and site
an integral unit, the grounds include seven terraces with the house sitting on the third terrace. A parterre facing south
surrounding a wisteria circle which again surrounds a fountain was also created.
From there rise the famous Hundred Steps, a monumental staircase built of local stone, set amidst azaleas and rhododendron.
County Cork, Republic of Ireland, T: +353 21 4385252.
Carraig Abhainn Gardens
- Blarney House, 200 yards south of the Castle, is set in acres of parkland with rare trees including many maples, southern beech and giant western red cedars.
Features include spring bulbs, Belgian beds with hybrid azaleas, formal gardens, manicured lawns, rose-beds, mixed shrub beds,
lake and woodland walks, a fern garden, a horse’s graveyard, the ruin of an old limekiln and a Victorian ‘Ice house’.
: Durrus Village,
, County Cork, Republic of Ireland, T: +353 27 61070.
- Surrounded by a river and mill stream, this serene
2-1/2 acre garden offers winding paths amongst islands of trees, flowers and shrubs, many of which are rare and unusual. Other features of the garden include
a portico with Italian style columns, a pond and mill stream, a wetland garden, waterfalls,
4 unique bridges and a natural rock garden.
: Woodleigh Park, Model Farm Road,
, County Cork, Republic of Ireland, T: +353 21 4541560.
- This suburban garden displays rare trees and shrubs,
a pool and waterfall, roses and clematis, herbaceous and alpine plants and a conservatory. Featured in the Hidden Gardens of Ireland.
: Kilcrohane, Bantry
, County Cork, Republic of Ireland, T: +353 27 67070.
- This popular garden, warmed by the sea, includes many
rare Southern Hemisphere plants as well as hardy wind and salt resistant
shrubs, south-facing rockeries and unusual trees.
: Located 3 1/2 miles south of Skibbereen
on the Baltimore Road,
County Cork, Republic of Ireland, Tel: +353(0)28 22121.
- The lovely 19 acres of informal gardens leading down
to a sea estuary were inspired by a Rousseau painting. The gardens
include woodland glades, traditional walled kitchen gardens, an orchard,
and hosts of camellias, azaleas, rhodondendrongs, fuchsias and
magnolias. A special treat are the exotic farmyard fowl.
, County Cork, Republic of Ireland, Tel:
+353 21 4354949.
The Ewe Sculpture Garden
- This 19th century woodland garden has been recently
restored and includes a new herb garden. The garden centre is owned by TV gardening personality, Peter Dowdall.
: N71 Kenmare Road,
, County Cork, Republic of Ireland, Tel: +353 27 63840.
Fota Arboretum and Gardens
- This whimsical interactive artist's garden combines art and
nature. Four unique gardens are created up and mountainside and along a
beautiful waterful, including The Falling Water Garden, The Timeless
Glen, The Environmental Forest with sculptures of recycled materials and
The Valley of Eden with Jurassic surprises.
: Fota Estate,
, County Cork, Republic of Ireland, Tel: +353 21 4812728.
- Fota means "warm soil" and this 27 acre estate
showcases the delightful benefits of it clement climate. Its extensive collection of trees and shrubs,
many collected on plant-hunting expeditions around the world, are
displayed here. Features include a Ornamental Pond, Victorian Orangery, Fernery and Walled Pleasure Gardens,
and a new formal Rose Garden. The original Pleasure Gardens are presently undergoing restoration.
: Lackenroe, Glounthaune
, County Cork, Republic Of Ireland, Tel: +353 (0)21 4821747.
- This 75 acre National Award Winning Garden displaysponds, raised beds, patios, pergola, a summer house,
trees, shrubs and herbaccues plants and imaginative use of old stone and brick.
, County Cork, Republic of Ireland, T: +353 28 20232.
Glengarriff Bamboo Park
- This lovely 5 acre garden includes an Organic
Potager, a more formal Flower Garden with a Waved Hedge, the Meadow, an Herb Garden, tunnels (for starting plants, with 25
varieties of tomatos), a Courtyard with a fish pond, and the Harold-Barry Walk (a curving walk to be
planted with interesting and unusual trees and shrubs.
: Glengarriff, County Cork, Republic of Ireland, Tel: +353 (0)27 63570.
- This lovely exotic garden, situated in the mild climate of Glengarriff,
displays thirty different species of bamboo surrounded by palms and other tropical plants, amidst romantic paths and breathtaking views.
(Garinish): Bantry Bay, near Glengarriff, County Cork,
Republic of Ireland.
Inish Beg Gardens
- This thirty-seven-acre island, warmed by the Gulf
Stream, was transformed in the early 1900s from barren rock and furze to
the present spectacular array of formal and informal gardens. Of
special note are the stone structures (terraces, towers and an Italian
Garden Casita), a formal sunken garden with a reflecting pool, pavilion
and the distant landscape beyond, a Walled Garden, a kitchen garden, and
a bonsai collection.
, County Cork, Ireland, +353 (0)28 21745.
- This private island estate that offers luxury accomodations in cottages
sunken garden, a walled garden, 2 woodland gardens and 50 acres of woodland.
The Gardens are open by appointment year-round.
, County Cork, Republic of Ireland, Tel: +353 (0)27 61111.
Kinoith House Gardens
- This outstanding 2 acre private garden showcases a
variety native and non-native plants in a setting overlooking Dunmanus Bay.
, County Cork, Republic of Ireland, T: +353 21 4646785.
- Adjoining the Ballymaloe Cookery School, this
Edwardian garden features an extensive modern herb garden laid out as a
grand parterre, formal fruit and vegetable gardens, lawns, a pool and a
: Lakemount, Barnavara Hill,
, County Cork, Republic of Ireland, T: +353 21 4821052.
Lag Bridge Garden
- Overlooking the River Lee, this award winning garden
of a Garden and Landscape Designer displays a wide selection of
rare trees and shrubs including rhododendrons, azaleas, pieris and magnolias
and herbaceous plants. Features include sweeping beds, a formal pond surrounded by steps and paving,
a cottage garden, and many architectural features.
, County Cork, Republic of Ireland, T: +353 28 20148.
- Lag Bridge, a causeway to Ringarogy Island, offers a 1½ acre garden featuring
plantings of annual and perennial herbaceous flowers augmented by shrubs and roses
amidst natural rocky outcrops.
: Lassanroe, Skibbereen
, County Cork, Republic of Ireland, Tel: T: +353 28 22563.
- This newer garden showcases a remarkable collection
of decorative bamboos, and includes a grass area with Restios and embryo
collections of tender woody plants.
, County Cork, Republic of Ireland, T: +353 23 8833249.
Liss Ard Resort Gardens
- This magnificant estate displays 30 acres of gardens which take advantage of
the natural features and contours of the Argideen River and valley. The Edwardian gardens includes an azalea garden,
a rockery, Japanese maple, a rose wreathed pergola, a water garden, and
a rhododendron garden. The shrubbery contains mature pines, spruce,
holly and more unusual plants including acacia, myrtle, eucalyptus,
Robinia and Judas tree. Flagstone pathways and rustic bridges add charm and the many unusual plants
provide year round interest and color.
: Liss Ard Estate,
, County Cork, Republic of Ireland, Tel: +353 (0)28 40000.
The Manor Gardens
- The resort is comprised of 200 acres of gardens,
meadows, woodlands, lakes and waterfalls including the magnificent 'Crater'
in which visitors can lie on the stone structures at the bottom and view
the Irish Sky.
: The Manor, Knockane,
, County Cork, Republic of Ireland, Tel: +353 23 8845725.
Midleton House Gardens
- This 1 acre garden includes both mature and new gardens
with lawns, shrubberies, terraces with
ponds and waterfalls nestling in natural rock, a vegetable garden and orchard.
, County Cork, Republic of Ireland, T: +353 21 4613702.
Mill Cove Sculpture Gardens
- Showcasing a rare collectin of trees, shrubs and
herbaceous plants, this extensive garden includes a Spanish style patio,
Italian garden and Japanese area.
, County Cork, Republic of Ireland, T: +353 27 70393.
Millenium Garden of Time
- This happy melding of sculpture and gardens displays
over 40 sculptures by leading Irish artists on four acres of mature
gardens that overlook the sea.
, County Cork, Republic of Ireland, T: +353 21 4255100.
- This unusual garden, based on the ChiRho page from the Book of Kells
(an abbreviated monogram in Greek for the name of Christ) features a number of ponds.
Each pond showcases a fountain clock and tells a different aspect of time.
One pond contains two entwined
serpents which spout water as they rotate to the numerals
on the circumference, thereby telling the time in minutes and hours. Another pond contains a large circular
ceramic tablet with four illuminated evangelists.
, County Cork, Republic of Ireland, T: +353 22 50973.
- This unusual mineature garden, based on the life of Jesus Christ,
showcases 150 plant varieties from over 40 countries and features beautiful miniature stone waterfalls.
: in Timoleague, 8 miles south of Bandon and 11 miles south west of Kinsale,
County Cork, Republic of Ireland