Often described as ‘Ireland’s Eden’, The Ewe is an innovative series of gardens along a one km trail combining nature, art, science, narrative and humour
An artist’s home, the Ewe Experience has evolved slowly over 25 years into an interactive open-air natural-history museum, with a twist.
Set along a spectacular mountain waterfall, the four themed gardens lead you on an intriguing exploration – back in time and back to nature. Widely featured in the media nationally and internationally, it is a playful, creative and relaxing experience for all. Visitors enter Falling Water Garden, before crossing the waterfall into the Timeless Glen, a shady forest clearing. The trail meanders on up through the Environmental Forest, where many sculptures are made from re-cycled materials, to finally reach the Valley of Eden which bathed in lush Jurassic planting enjoys spectacular views to the mountains and the sea.
Tea and coffee
Shop and art gallery
Adults €7.50; Children €6; Family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children) €25.
Eircode P75 PY72
GPS: n 51’4637 W 9’34’09
From Glengarriff: 4.8km up the N71 road to Kenmare – well signposted.
From either direction look out for a map reading sheep on top of a vintage car.