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Rockfield House

Garden

Charming old walled garden with stream and a good collection of herbaceous plants

Address:
Drumconrath
Navan
Co Meath
Tel: +353 46 905 2135

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Rockfield House

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Opening Hours: By appointment only or open 1st, 2nd, 15th & 29th June, 2-6pm
Admission Charge: €7
  • Appointment Only
  • Admission Charge

Rockfield House has a particularly peaceful setting, looking over parkland sloping down to the River Dee valley, and the walled garden mimics the landscape, folding around a central stream like a half open book around its binding. The walls of the acre square garden probably date back to the late 18th century and, in its present incarnation, has been gardened for two generations, with some happy alterations.

The place positively invites exploration in order to inspect the curious box gazebo at the centre, perhaps, or discover the source of tinkling water where the stream and miniature weir are hidden among swathes of hostas and Primula florindae. And who could resist taking a look inside the large greenhouse where peaches, apricots, grapes and nectarines are ripening...

Deep borders run around the walls, packed with pleasing and unusual plants and interesting plant combinations, like golden hop combined with the deep crimson flower of R‘William Lobb’. Vegetable gardens take advantage of the sunny side of the slope fitting seamlessly into the general scheme of things.

At the highest point of the garden there are deep shrub borders and, in the corner which catches the western light, there is an evening garden with golden plants and shrubs - and plants like Salvia turkestana, which love their sunny dry vantage point.



Best time of year to visit: June

Rare Plants worth mentioning

William Lobb rose; Primulas in stream

Groups & Tours

  • Groups Accepted
  • Groups Need Appointments
  • Accept Only Groups
  • Guided Tours

Tour Days:



Tour Times

By appointment

Additional

Trails

Private garden scheme

Rockfield House - Navan County Meath Ireland
Rockfield House - Navan County Meath Ireland
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Directions

Just after N52 Kells to Ardee Rd crosses with turn left at sign for McKeevers Mill. After one mile turn right house is on left.

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