The Fernery

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The Fernery Comillane Gardens is a garden for lovers of the rare and unusual.

About Fernery and Comillane Gardens

Opens Sunday 21st June

The Fernery is a garden for lovers of the rare and unusual, and has design features that should prove useful to owners of smaller plots and urban gardens. By digging into a steep earth bank, we have been able to create sheltered areas with varying microclimates, suiting a wide range of botanical rarities. The raised beds against a south-facing wall suit cacti, succulents, and sun-loving palms, while the north-facing bank suits tree ferns and other woodland species.

Tree ferns feature prominently, including Dicksonia antarctica, Cyathea dealbata, Cyathea australis, and Todea barbara, as well as a variety of native ferns. Palm trees are a particular interest, with twenty different species growing here. The garden also features many rare trees and shrubs from subtropical regions, with some of the best new introductions from vietnam, including Rhodoleia parvipetala, Disanthus ovatifolia, Magnolia floribunda v. tonkinensis, and five different species of Schefflera.

Special Features
Guided walks Car parking Tea, coffee and cakes

Opening Times
21 June, 28 June, 1-5 p.m.

Entrance Fee
Adults: €5.00, children under 12: €3.00

Directions
Use Eircode/Postcode P81 RX62 with Google Maps. From Skibbereen, take the Baltimore Road, then turn left at the sign for Evans Engineering. Follow this road for several kilometres, all the way up the hill and down the other side. Turn right at the crossroads, The Fernery is about 350 m down on the left, three wise monkeys on the gateposts.

Contact
Michael & Emma Prime, The Fernery, Gorteenalomane, Skibbereen, Co. Cork Tel. 028 22002 Email: comillane@eircom.net

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