WEST CORK Garden Trail
This annual event which takes place in June (11 Jun - 26 Jun 2011) is a highlight of the Irish gardening year, it gives the public an opportunity to view the beautiful and diverse gardens of West Cork.
The are a group of very different gardens large and small open for viewing in the beautiful surroundings of West Cork. Garden owners in many of the gardens make themselves available to talk about their garden.
While many of the gardens are open to visitors throughout the summer, there are some open to the public only during the Garden Trail -
don't miss your chance to see them!
Some of the fees taken during the West Cork Garden Trail go to charity.
A list of the members are given below with links to their pages on our website where relevant, alternatively click here for the official website.
West Cork Garden Trail - Members
Ardnavaha House Gardens, Ballinascarthy
Step Aside Garden, Ballinascarthy
Glebe Gardens & Gallery, Baltimore
Seaside garden with courtyard garden, wildflower meadow and organic kitchen produce
River House Garden, Baltimore
Bantry House Gardens, Bantry
Cois Cuain, Kilcrohane, Bantry
Tender plants grown amid rocks and grass beside the shoreline.
Lisselan Estate Gardens, Clonakilty
Charming riverside garden in the Robinsonian manner.
Aultagreagh Cottage Garden, Dunmanway
A one acre garden packed with inspirational ideas and interesting plants.
Carraig Abhainn Gardens, Durrus
Informal riverside garden with flowering shrubs and plenty of surprises.
Kilravock Gardens, Durrus
Seaside garden laid out as a series of informal themed rooms, with stream, ferneries and sorbus walk.
Glenview Gardens, Enniskeane
The Ewe Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Glengarriff
Illnacullin, Garinish Island, Glengarriff
Magnificent island garden combining formal and informal elements.
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