Derreen Garden covers more than 60 acres and has over 12 km of paths which wind through mature and varied woodland full of rare and exotic plants
Covering more than 60 acres of garden, with over 12 km of paths which wind through mature and varied woodland full of rare and exotic plants, Derreen Garden is a haven for wildlife and a habitat for Sika deer, Irish hares and red squirrel.
Seals can often be seen from the shore and there have been sightings of otters and Kerry’s rarest mammal, the pine marten. By the shore there is an abundance of bird life, including cormorants, oyster catchers, gulls, great northern divers, guillemots, and sea eagles. There are a number of walks around the garden taking 30 minutes to an hour, although it is easy to get drawn into exploring and many visitors will spend a few hours before finishing off their visit with a picnic, cream tea or a trip to the nearby pub at Kilmakilloge.
- Tea, coffee
- Café serving lunch and a wide variety of home-baked cakes to refresh yourself before or after a garden walk
- Gift shop
- Plant sales
Eircode V93 D792.
Derreen Garden is situated at the foot of the Healy Pass in Lauragh on the Beara Peninsula close to the Kerry and Cork border, in an area of unrivalled natural beauty. It is 24km west of Kenmare on the R571 and within easy driving distance of Glengarriff and Castletownbere.