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Lakemount Garden.


A well-designed garden with extensive plant collection, cleverly planned to create constant changes of mood and style.

Barnvara Hill
Co Cork
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Tel: +353 21 482 1052

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Lakemount Garden.

Opening Months: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Opening Days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Opening Hours: BY APPOINTMENT all year
Admission Charge: €7
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One of Ireland’s flagship gardens created by garden designer Brian Cross this like a very delicious box of chocolates, so full of different treats that it is hard to know which one to pick first. You could, for instance, be torn between the Millennium pond garden which links the terrace by the house to rest of the garden, and the gravel garden.

Framed in Liscannor stone surrounded by raised beds filled with hydrangeas and dwarf rhododendrons, the formal pond harbours water lilies, Iris ensataand a cast iron sculpture of arum lilies. The exit to the lower garden is guarded by two dramatic columns of restios and the bank below is turned brilliant pink by nerines in autumn.

In contrast to the hard landscaping, the gravel garden shimmers with swaying grasses, Verbena bonariensis, Diarama ‘Blackbird’ and bearded iris in late spring. Beyond this hot dry area, emerald green lawns lap around informal beds of mixed planting where contrasting forms and colours of shrubs act as the backdrop for the star performers out front.

The garden is so cleverly planned with constant changes of mood and style that it seems much larger than two acres. There’s an almost Californian brilliance to a side garden where the azure of the pool is offset by bright flowered azaleas, rhododendrons and primulas.

The paved garden, its seclusion emphasised by wrought iron gates, contains a number of separate compartments with raised beds for alpines and structural plants like phormiums and inviting seats. Tucked away beside a formal area with topiaried box and bay, the conservatory is full of tender treasures, the tree poppy Dendromecon rigida, abutilon, pelargoniums and jasmine.

In the best gardens there is always something new to see, in this case there are two whole new areas: an old orchard with paths winding through rare shrubs and dozens of spring bulbs and a cottage garden,named Rosemount in honour of Brian’s wife Rose ,rioting with colourful herbaceous plants where the vegetable garden used to be.

Best time of year to visit: May, June, July, August, September

Gardens Strengths

Many acid loving plants

Rare Plants worth mentioning

Mysotodium Telopea Restios

Groups & Tours

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

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Tour Days:

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Tour Times

By appointment only



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Lakemount Garden Glanmire - County Cork Ireland
Lakemount Garden Glanmire - County Cork Ireland
Lakemount Garden Glanmire - County Cork Ireland
Lakemount Garden - Glanmire County Cork Ireland
Lakemount Garden - Glanmire County Cork Ireland
Lakemount Garden - Glanmire County Cork Ireland
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Glanmire is 8km East of Cork City - N8 from Cork - Left at roundabout on to R639 - on for about 2 miles - through Glanmire Village and head for Riverstown. At lights at Riverstown cross turn left and go up to top of hill. Garden second entrance on left beyond 50km sign

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