Kilravock Garden

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Shaped like an ice-cream cone and situated directly by the sea with extensive views over Dunmanus Bay

About Kilravock Garden

Now Open – By appointment only

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.

Special features
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 • Special tours for accompanied young people over nine • German spoken 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.

Opening times
viewing is strictly by appointment only from 18 June to 30 September under 027 61983

Entrance Fee
€5.00 per adult

Directions Use Eircode/Postcode
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 Email:


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