About Kilravock Garden
Shaped like an ice-cream cone and situated directly by the sea with extensive views over Dunmanus Bay, Kilravock Garden (1.7acres) is a moody Robinsonian- style coastal garden featuring a very large range of exotic shrubs and trees and selected native products
that thrive in the relatively mild microclimate there.
A vast number of plants from all over the globe are to be found in different, contrasting zones, for example the Mediterranean Garden, the Woodlands Garden and the Southern Hemisphere Walk. For gardening aficionados there are intriguing collections of restios (South Africa), sorbus, acers, tree ferns and camellias. Come and explore at your leisure.
Time permitting, I will be glad to give you a tour, if you so wish. If you, however, prefer to discover things alone,
I will provide you with a guide map.
Coastal Garden directly by the sea on the Wild Atlantic Way
Founder Garden of the West Cork Garden Trail
Self-guiding trail and garden map
The garden is featured in The 100 Best Gardens in
Ireland by Shirley Lanigan and in The Open Gardens
of Ireland by the same author. It has also featured on
British, German, French, Austrian and American TV.
Viewing is strictly by appointment only.
Please ring 027 61983.
€5.00 per adult
Directions Use Eircode/Postcode
P75 CF99 with Google Maps.
Just over 1.5km west of the village of
Durrus on the main road to Ahakista
on the Sheep’s Head peninsula directly
by the sea. There is a blue and white
oval sign at the entrance. You can park
on the grass opposite.
Ronnie Halligan, Kilravock Garden,
Durrus, Co. Cork
Tel. 027 61983