Comillane Gardens

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Comillane Gardens is a private Botanical Garden and nature reserve on Cape Clear Island

Comillane Gardens

Currently Closed – Opens Sunday 16th August

Comillane Gardens is a private Botanical Garden and nature reserve on Cape Clear Island, an island off the southern tip of Ireland. It has been developed by Michael & Emma Prime over the past 21 years, with a focus on nature conservation and ex-situ conservation of plant species.

The garden is on the dry side of the island, and specialises in cacti and succulents from the Andes and the mountains of Mexico, which are able to thrive in the windy, relatively dry and sunny climate. Xerophytic bromeliads, such as the giant Puya chilensis, are a particular speciality. A good portion of the 14 acres is a nature reserve, with native maritime heath habitat, and spectacular views of Roaringwater Bay and beyond. A permaculture orchard of Monkey-puzzle trees is another feature.

Special Features
Guided walks Spectacular views Tea, coffee and cakes

Opening Times
16 August, 12-5 p.m. 21 August, 12-5 p.m. and 30 August, 12-5 p.m.

Entrance Fee
Adults: €5.00, children under 12: €3.00

Directions
use Eircode/Postcode P81 X286 on Google Maps. From Baltimore, take the Cape Clear Island Ferry to the island. After disembarking, take the island taxi/minibus to Comillane Gardens, or allow 50 minutes to walk (steep hills, bring water).

Contact
Michael & Emma Prime, Comillane Gardens, Cape Clear Island, Skibbereen, Co. Cork Tel. 085 7048040 Email: comillane@eircom.net

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