Spread out in a tranquil valley in West Cork and surrounded by green rolling hills, Ballycommane Garden (4 acres) features a huge variety of native and exotic shrubs and trees. Many plants from all over the world can be discovered, including subtropical species from the southern hemisphere. Specialist collections include scented and edible plants. Another specialist collection in the garden comprises exotic flora from the Azores, rarely seen elsewhere.
Secluded garden rooms, a pond and a greenhouse provide ever-changing vistas while following the stone paths meandering through lush greenery. Mown grass provides a neat edge to some of the more naturalistic, Robinsonian-style parts of the garden. We invite you to explore at your leasure, or to just sit down and relax. At the highest point in the garden, there is an ancient monument guarded by towering Monterey pines. It comprises the Ballycommane boulder-burial site and a pair of standing stones, dating back to the Bronze Age. From this magical place, there is a panoramic view over the surrounding landscape, with the hills of Sheep’s Head peninsula seen in the distance.
In line with current guidelines, visiting is by appointment only.
Ballycommane House, Ballycommane, Durrus, Co. Cork P75 A020.
M: 085 860 4236. T: 027 62799
Free entry to RHSI members on presentation of current membership card.
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