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This little jewel hidden away at the end of the Ring of Kerry is well worth a visit. Overgrown and neglected, it has amazing trees from the Southern Hemisphere which you won't see elsewhere in Europe. Chilean and New Zealand trees growing like weeds! The...More
We popped in here after seeing the tetrapod footsteps. We paid a reduced fee as it was out of season. We got a map and lots of advice where to walk. We headed down to the sea walk through lovely trees and streams. Saw people...More
Happened upon this place thinking it would be a restored garden with pretty flower beds manicured lawns an aboretum etc. Wrong it is mostly a wildly overgrown natural forest.
It is not for the faint hearted or anyone with mobility issues.
After a most informative...More
As a gardener with an interest in growing exotica I always make a point of visiting this garden at least once per year. Within it I can appreciate some of the finest specimens of Cyathea medullaris, Araucaria heterophylla, Mertosideros excelsa, Clethra arborea, Pittosporum species, Dicksonia...More
My partner and I spent a very enjoyable 1.5 hours rambling through the bamboo plantations, woodland and sea-side walks with stunning views of Valentia lighthouse and the seas beyond. A trip through the Fairy Forest brought out the child in both of us and we...More
Started visit in the walled garden after been given a 'recycled' map on paying €6 each - have to return map on way out! Initially went to walled garden for a picnic - could have thought I was in a hay field, except for the...More
We were expecting beautiful gardens and found overgrown and badly neglected grounds. We started in the walled garden where the vegetable patches hadn't been cultivated for years and were overgrown with weeds or plants gone to seed (chard and peas) The walls were keeping in...More
Discover this garden of Eden and you will find a hidden gem. Well the other hot July day this was our experience anyway. A 30 minute walk through all manner of different forest / wood conditions alongside the sea, passing by many different types of...More
Visited garden on lovely sunny day in July. The Glanleam website carefully implied that the subtropical gardens were well kept making no reference to fact that these have been left untended for a pretty substantial time, other than keeping paths fairly clear. The upshot of...More