Glenview Gardens & Hobbit House

A beautiful 3-acre garden with amazing designs and fun for all the family


Now Closed

This beautiful three-acre garden is full of surprises with amazing designs and fun for all the family with over ten unique gardens designs, including; Japanese, Chinese and Sunken White Gardens and a fairy woods.

The boundary wisteria walk opens out into the bog garden and woodland area, and the tea house provides views of the Mediterranean garden.  A wander over the birch mound leads to the walled kitchen garden.  The kids will have great fun visiting the Hobbit House built right through the birch mound, searching for the fairy houses in the fairy woods, and playing with the Pygmy Goats and Birds.

Special Features

  • Tea, coffee & snacks vending machine
  • Dogs on leash welcome
  • Coach parking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Garden ornaments for sale

Entrance Fee

Adults €6, children aged 4 to 16 €3.


  • Eircode P47 AH98.

    GPS: 51.731, -8.9012

    From Bandon – N71 Clonakilty Road for 7km, then turn right and follow Glenview Gardens signs for 4km. Or the R586 Dunmanway road for 10km. Turn left at Murragh, then after 1km turn right. It’s the fourth house on the left.

    From Clonakilty – N71 Bandon Road and take the 2nd left 1km after Ballinascarthy.  Follow signs for 7km to the third cross roads.  Turn left, it’s the fourth house on the left.

    From Enniskeane – turn south onto the R588 to Clonakilty. After 800m turn left at first crossroads and follow the road for 2km.

Opening Times

Now Closed

From late May to end October, the garden will be open 6 days a week (closed Tuesdays) from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.  


David and Mary Tanner, Glenview Gardens, Desert, Enniskeane, Co. Cork
Tel: 023 – 884 7230; 087 – 253 5971
Facebook: @glenviewgardens