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Lauragh, Killarney, Co. Kerry ,
Republic of Ireland,

+353 64 83588

Listed By

William Donelson

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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open
Apr - Oct; Daily; 10am - 6pm, (but closed Mon-Thurs in August except by appointment)

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: Yes
House Open for Viewing: No
National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:


To see:

Rhododendrons, Camellias, Azaleas and Tree Ferns.

Admission Prices

Adult €6; Child €3. Family ticket (2 Adults & accompanying children) includes free garden map; €20

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: No
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: No
Refreshment: No
On Lead only: Yes
Disabled Access: No
Lunches: No
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: No
Other Facilities & Comments:

Teas - normally May - September or by arrangement. Some facilities for disabled.

Garden Features & Events
English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Two 5 star hotels in Kenmare


Packie's, Kenmare
D'Arcy's, Kenmare
The Lime Tree, Kenmare

Inns & Pubs:

O'Sullivans Bar - Kilmakilloge

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:
Description of Garden

The most famous feature of the garden is the large number of Dicksonia Antarctica, tree ferns from South Eastern Australia and Tasmania. They seem completely at home here and self-seed freely. Myrtus Luma from Chile also self-seeds everywhere. There are huge Arboreum Rhododendrons and Cryptomeria Japonica Elegans. The Boathouse Walk features fine camellias and myrtles. Throughout the garden a rich patina of moss, liches, ferns and saxifrages cover rocks, paths and tree trunks, giving a sub-tropical feeling to the whole area.

History Of Garden

First planted by Lord Lansdowne after he succeeded to the title in 1866 and completed by his grand-daughter, Lady Mersey in the 1950's.

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