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Rhododendrons, Camellias, Azaleas and Tree Ferns.
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O'Sullivans Bar - Kilmakilloge
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.
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.