Kinalea Garden

A beautiful mature garden, located within the Bandon River valley.

Kinalea Garden

Now Open

This beautiful mature garden encompasses three lawns, with a collection of rare trees and shrubs including a woodland garden.  In the front garden there is a colourful collection of ferns, heathers and grasses, whilst in the centre of the rear lawn there is a curved scree Alpine Rockery.

This echoes the shape of the highlight of the garden which is the colourful perennial border with a cottage garden feel.  The nearby sunken zen patio offers a collection of tropical plants & trees.

Special Features

  • Parking & bus parking nearby
  • Coach groups viewing by appointment
  • Refreshments & plants for sale

Entrance Fee

Adults €5, children aged 12 to 18 years €3, children under 12 free.  Groups welcome but booking is essential. 


  • Eircode T12 RD0K.

    GPS: 51.738735, -8.625996
    We are 4km from Innishannon village.  Coming from Innishannon, take the R605 towards Kinsale.  Go past Innishannon House Hotel on your right-hand side, continue onwards until you pass the ruins of Shippool Castle on your right.  Go through the nearby hairpin bends.  We are the first right turn after these, with the Garden and entrance just inside the gate on your left. 

    We are 10km from Kinsale town.  Coming from Kinsale, take the R605 towards Bandon and Innishannon. Take a right at the T-Junction near Dunderrow village.  Keep straight, passing the nearby Fields pub on
    your left-hand side. We are a further 3.7km on this road. The last left-hand turn before the signage for a series of hairpin bends and left again for the garden entrance.

Opening Hours

Now Open

Kinalea Garden will be open Thursday through Sunday (plus Bank Holiday Mondays) from Thursday 3rd June until the end of August, from 12.00 noon to 5.00 pm.  Other times by appointment.  Please telephone to confirm in advance of travelling.  Groups welcome but booking is essential.