Aultaghreagh Cottage Garden is a pageant of flowers, influenced by Christopher Lloyd of Great Dixter.
Aultaghreagh Cottage Garden is a pageant of flowers, influenced by Christopher Lloyd of Great Dixter. Near the house is a spring bed, greeting visitors with camellias, rhododendrons, magnolias, and azaleas. This adjoins two main flower borders containing colourful rockery plants, perennials and flowering shrubs. Behind these is a formal box parterre filled with pots of herbs. There is also a wildflower bed with cheerful colours. Hidden away in a far corner is a secret walled garden with water cascading over rocks. There is also a large pond with a waterfall and bog garden.
The surrounding bank is planted with willows, beneath which are various junipers and evergreen conifers. Adjacent is a woodland garden with mostly deciduous trees, providing the perfect place for snowdrops, daffodils, wood anemones, bluebells and other shade plants. There are two polytunnels, one for vegetables. There are also outdoor veg beds and a fruit cage and strawberry patch. We have a no-dig, no-bend, no-weed growing system for most of our veg that you might find interesting.
- Admission is free.
- There are also outdoor veg beds and a fruit cage and strawberry patch.
- Design influenced by Christopher Lloyd of Great Dixter.
- Practical advice on gardening.
- Eircode P47 XK71
From Dunmanway take the Macroom road R587 on the Bandon edge of the town. Stay on this road about 5 km until the left turn off for Ichigeelagh, and after a few hundred metres take the first track on the right. We are the first and only house on the right at the top of the hill. White wooden gates.
Christine and Leslie Wilson
Aultaghreagh Cottage Garden