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“Taming the wild Burren”

Caher Bridge Garden
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Owner description: A one acre, award winning plantsman's garden situated in the beautiful Caher Valley in the heart of the Burren. The garden was begun in 1999 and has been specifically designed to 'blend' into, and incorporate it's surrounding landscape. Many 'native' plants are used, along with an extensive collection of garden plants. There are several noteable collections including Brunnera, Galanthus, Ferns, Hostas, Primula,Arisaema,and crocosmia. The garden includes a section of the Caher river, ponds and water features. There are interesting design elements, and a wealth of creative stonework including a 'Moon Window' built from local stone. It has been featured in many magazines, newspapers and is included in the book "The top 100 Gardens of Ireland" The garden is open from March to November, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please ring for details. All visits are by guided tour. Photography is allowed. Unfortunately the garden is NOT suitable for children under 16 years.
Stroke City NI
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128 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Taming the wild Burren”
Reviewed 1 September 2013

During a return walk from the Caher Valley loop walk we came on this amazing space while crossing the bridge.
The variety of plants, sympathetically growing along the Caher river in the midst of a wild and beautiful landscape, was a real show-stopper. The genius gardener has managed to grow a profusion of color on the north slope of this property, giving pause and delight to the weary passer-by.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank ernestBT48
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English first
Eugene, Oregon
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 August 2013

A friend and I were walking between Fanore and Ballyvaghan and came across this amazingly beautiful and tranquil garden set in the lovely Caher Valley. What a delightful surprise! We didn't even take a tour, just saw what we could from the road. I definitely hope to take the tour next time through.

Visited June 2013
1 Thank Andrew E
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Highlight of our holiday”
Reviewed 26 May 2013

We had been told about this garden and stopped to look over the bridge at the part visible from the road. A tour was about to start and we were invited to join it, what a wonderful experience. Everything that Carl has achieved is admirable, his commitment and vision are legendary, but more than that, his enthusiasm and obvious love for his garden are a total joy.
Wal and Lorna

Visited May 2013
2 Thank Wally and Lorna D
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“visiting caher bridge garden”
Reviewed 22 September 2012

We visited this facinating garden in august this year and in was the best couple of hours in our holiday. We were given a guided tour by owner designer and builder Carl who took time to explain all we needed to know on the history and how the garden and plants have evolved. well worth the 5euros each Pat&pat

Visited August 2012
1 Thank travelrash
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Monrovia, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Amazing garden”
Reviewed 28 June 2012

Completed by one guy around his restored stone house, this garden - still a work-in-progress will amaze you with its variety, beauty and artistic display. It's totally worth the nominal 5 euro charge/person for the private tour.

Visited May 2012
2 Thank Marianne W
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