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Shanagarry, Co. Cork,
Republic of Ireland,

00 353 (21) 646785

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2017-12-29 04:56:27

Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open Open April - end Sept; 7 days a week; 11am - 5.30pm Monday - Saturday from October - March. 11am - 5.30pm.

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

May, June, July

To see:

Herbaceous borders, herb garden, potager

Admission Prices

Adult, €6; Child or Concessions €3; Family, €15 Garden Membership is available for 2 Adults and 3 Children for €55 a year.

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

Some plants for sale.

Garden Features & Events

Formal herb garden, fruit garden, potager, herbaceous borders, shell house and water garden.

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

Hotels & Accommodation:

Ballymaloe House


Ballymaloe House, Nautilus at the Inn by The Harbour Wysteria in Cloyne

Inns & Pubs:

Spanish Point, Ballycotton Rath Coursey House, East Ferry

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Ballycotton, fishing village Midleton

Description of Garden

Among the tall trees and beech hedges of an old garden a series of new organic gardens is being created on an ambitious scale by renowned cook Darina Allen. Several of these compartments are appropriately on a culinary theme. There is an elegant potager or vegetable garden laid out on a strict geometric pattern and colourful with many exotic vegetables. A formal fruit garden has apples, pears, plums, peaches, almonds, figs and cherries, many trained on arches, as well as soft fruit. The herb garden is a delightful surprise, a great parterre of gravel and precisely shaped box-edged beds enclosing an array of culinary and medicinal plants. Beyond, a wide lawn with specimen trees and shrubs leads to a small lake. In the old Orchard extensive herbaceous borders have been planted leading up to the Shell House. A Celtic Maze in Yew has recently been planted.

History Of Garden

There have been gardens at Kinoith since the early 1800s when the house belonged to the Strangman family. However, after the death of Lydia Strangman in 1952 the gardens deteriorated. In the 1970s the Allen family moved in and took over a garden that had become a wilderness; work began on the restoration of the gardens in 1983. The herbaceous borders were designed by Rachel Lamb in the early 1990's. The Shell House was designed by Blott Kerr Wilson and the fruit garden was designed by Jim Reynolds of Butterstream Garden.

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