Gardens

  • Kentwell Hall

    Kentwell Hall’s gardens have been revived and re-created since the Phillips’ bought Kentwell in 1971 – noted for their wonderful sense of tranquility, these are gardens to enjoy in a leisurely way. The Guardian newspaper listed the gardens as the second among 15 Secret Gardens in England. Kentwell’s gardens and Read more [...]

  • Pitmedden Garden (NTS)

    The centrepiece of this property is the Great Garden which was originally laid out in 1675 by Sir Alexander Seton, 1st Baronet of Pitmedden. The elaborate designs, now carefully re-created, were inspired by the garden at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. Pitmedden features over 5 miles of box hedging Read more [...]

  • Powerscourt

    One of the world’s great gardens situated 20 km south of Dublin in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains. The gardens were begun by Richard Wingfield, Viscount Powerscourt, in the 1740s. The word garden belies the magnitude of this creation which stretches out over 20 hectares. It is a sublime Read more [...]

  • Mount Congreve Gardens

    The gardens at Mount Congreve consist of around seventy acres of intensively planted woodland garden and a four acre wall garden. Mr. Ambrose Congreve was inspired by Lionel de Rothschild’s exceptional garden at Exbury in Hampshire, England. It was here that his interest in gardening was nurtured and he became Read more [...]

  • Malahide Castle Gardens

    The gardens as they exist today were largely created by Lord Milo Talbot in the years 1948 to 1973 and cover an area of over 8 hectares – 6.5 hectares of shrubbery and 1.5 hectares of Walled Gardens. The choice of plants is limited by the alkalinity of the soil Read more [...]

  • Lodge Park Walled Garden

    The restoration of this 18th century walled garden adjoining Lodge Park, a Palladian house of 1773, started in 1980. The old brick-faced walls look much as they did when it was built, and here fruit, flowers and vegetables are grown for the house. The garden is divided into different sections Read more [...]

  • Lakemount Garden

    Nestled in the hills high above Cork, with distant views of the river Lee, Lakemount seems to blend into it’s verdant landscape. In this beautiful corner of Ireland, Brian Cross has created, according to the Royal Horticultural Society, one of Ireland’s “flagship gardens”. The garden was started in the early Read more [...]

  • Kilkmokea

    Kilkmokea is situated on the joint estuary of the Nore and the Barrow. The gardens, which cover some 7 acres, fall into two distinct parts. Around the house are the formal walled gardens and set into the stone wall a heavy wooden door leads you into the magical world of Read more [...]

  • Ilnacullin

    Perhaps the most magical setting a garden could have is to be on an island, bathed in warm waters of the gulf stream, surrounded by scenery of great natural beauty; such is the situation of Ilnacullin. The Italian garden designed by Harold Peto, the Martello tower, the clock tower, a Read more [...]

  • Glenveagh Castle Gardens

    The gardens, created by Henry Mcllhenny from Philadelphia, are part of Glenveagh National Park. Wood gardens and pleasure grounds, Italian and Belgian gardens, terraces with antique sculpture and terracotta pots, all these different themes have been skillfully interwoven against the wild and beautiful Donegal landscape. This, one of the most Read more [...]

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