Malcolm & Phemie Rose started making this garden from a rocky steep 2 acres some 20 years ago. Dunmanus Bay is a mere 10 yards from the bottom of the garden. Over the years it has developed and changed. The latest addition was the fernery and before that the Mediterranean Garden (2001). The grass disappeared in the west end of the garden and gravel and small ponds took their place. The heathers and dwarf conifers bank is now the Southern Hemisphere walk. There are collections of plants developed over the years, namely Acers, Sorbus, Hostas and Restios
Spring and autumn are the 2 seasons when the woodland garden is at it's most colourful. June is the best time for the Southern Hemisphere Walk and the Mediterranean Courtyard looks good year round.
OTHER THINGS TO SEE & DO
West Cork Garden Trail 11th - 26th June www.westcorkgardentrail.com
Sheep's Head Way Walk
West Cork has some amazing scenery, and makes an ideal location for a relaxing holiday. There is some great golf courses, fishing, sailing, island trips and plenty of lovely coastal walks, and of course Irish pubs to have a good time at in the evenings. More info on the local tourism website - www.westcork.ie
PLACES TO STAY
O'Sullivans B&B, Durrus
Hotels in Bantry
HOW TO FIND US
From Durrus village take the right hand fork (Kilcrohane Road) we are just over 1 mile from the village see sign.
During the West Cork Garden Trail 11th - 26th June 12.00 - 5.30 p.m. Every day. May to September by appointment.
€6 for adults €3 for children. Garden unsuitable for children under 12 years.
FOOD & DRINK
The Gateway Cafe, Durrus.
POSTCODE FOR CAR SAT NAVs
N 51.037.014 & W 009.33.055
WEBSITE / TEL No.
Tel +353 27 61111 +353 878161526