A stunning 18-acre garden, which owes much of its existence to Edith Somerville of Somerville and Ross, who lived in the 18th century family house most of her life.
Magical paths thread through 18 acres from the formal to woodland with spectacular West Cork Atlantic views. There are huge swathes of bluebells and many specimen trees including the Ginko, a massive Cupressus macrocarpa, Magnolias and Cornuses. Unusual plants including the rare and delicate Woodwardia fern can be seen near the house.
Much of the garden was lovingly tended by Edith Somerville, of Somerville and Ross, who lived in the beautiful slate fronted , 18th century family house almost her entire life. Romantic and enchanting.
- Historical interest
- 3 holiday cottages available
Adult €10 - house, garden & museum.
Senior citizens €8 – garden & museum
Children under 7 free.
Eircode P81 Y008.
GPS: 51.525567, -9.18869
The entrance is at the top of Castletownshend village next to the turn for Tragumna – a large gravel entrance with old iron gates and gate lodge.