The private coastal garden of Karl Flynn and Marcella Dunne has a tropical feel, specialising in palms, tree ferns, bamboo and other architectural plants. Though situated at 150m and close to Howth Summit, it is wind protected by deep, tall hedges allowing many unusual trees and shrubs to thrive. The garden on one third of an acre is set in various compartments including a small Japanese-style garden, woodland area, water feature, patio areas and various mixed borders. The soil is shallow and free draining and slightly acid. Trachycarpus wagnerianus, Dixonia fibrosa, Pseudopanax crassifolius, Aralia chinensis and Cyanthea cooperi all rub shoulders with astelias, echiums, cordylines, acers and many other unusual plants producing a great mix of foliage shapes and textures. An award winning garden, Medina has featured on RTE, in The Open Gardens of Ireland book and in The Irish Garden magazine.

Thormanby Road, Howth, Co Dublin D13 CT86
Mobile: 087 793 1169
Visits: By appointment generally mid May to August.
Free entry for RHSI members on presentation of current membership card.

Upcoming Events



Floral Art demonstration by Suzanne Cray

Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Day Tour to Altamont Garden, Co Carlow

Saturday 09 February, 2019

Airfield Estate Gardens

Ardan Garden

Ballintubbert Gardens and House

Ballycommane Garden

Ballyedmond Castle Garden

Ballymaloe Cookery School

Ballyrobert Gardens

Bantry House and Garden

Belvedere House Gardens & Park

Benvarden Garden

Birr Castle Demesne

Blarney Castle and Gardens

Burtown House and Gardens

Caher Bridge Garden

Colclough Walled Garden

Collon House

Coolaught Walled Garden

Coolwater Garden

Dawros Gallery & Garden

Dower House

Drimbawn Garden

Dromana House and Gardens

Festina Lente

Fota House – Victorian Working Garden

Gash Gardens

Glenarm Castle Walled Garden

Glenavon Japanese Garden

Hester Forde Garden – ‘Coosheen Garden’

Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

Hunting Brook Gardens

Irish National Stud and Gardens – The Japanese Gardens and St. Fiachra’s Garden

Johnstown Castle, Estate, Museum and Gardens

June Blake’s Garden

Kilfane Glen and Waterfall

Kilgar Gardens

Killruddery House and Gardens

Killyreagh Garden

Kilmokea Country Manor and Gardens

Kilravock Garden

Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden

Lodge Park Walled Garden

Loughcrew Gardens


Mount Congreve Gardens

Mount Stewart House and Gardens

Mount Usher Gardens

Oakfield Park

Old Deanery Garden

Patthana Garden

Rothe House Museum and Garden

Rowallane Garden

Salthill Garden

Seaforde Gardens

Seanabea Cottage


Strokestown Park Gardens

Tourin House & Gardens

Tullynally Castle Gardens

Tyrrelstown House Garden

Woodville Walled Garden

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