This trip takes in the the large and mature gardens at Lisellan Estate with its riverside walks and walled garden, new gardens at Fernhill House including a pond and woodland walks and the extensive enclosed gardens at Glenview featuring a Hobbit House, exotic birds and fountain features. Lunch can be had at Fernhill house and afternoon tea at Glenview.
From Clonakilty head east towards Cork and find Lisselan on the right about 6 kilometers from town on the N71.
After a morning tour of Lisselan head back to Clonakilty and pass through the town, taking the right turn to Enniskeane and Fernhill House after the church.
Fernhill House Hotel is half a mile on the left, where you can park and have lunch before touring the gardens.
Afterwards head out of the hotel and head north towards Enniskeane. In Enniskeane (fifteen kilometers north) take the right turn and head East, and then look out for and follow the signs to Glenview Gardens.
Enjoy Glenview and finish the day with tea and cakes in the cafe set within the garden grounds.