On a hillside 138 feet above the River Suir, the present owners of Springhill purchased 29 acres in 1987. The site was moderately exposed, and learning from Inverewe in Scotland, they first planted native forest trees and hedging allowing them now to grow Japanese maples and other sensitive plants. They garden approximately 6 acres of mildly acidic clay soil.
The land they purchased had pre-existing native scrub and their plantings extended into this. It became increasingly Robinsonian as they planted an eclectic mix of almost anything they could lay their hands on, but always guarding their vistas.This now includes a 40 foot Magnolia campbelii ‘Betty Jessel’ and a 25 foot Chionanthus retusus and very many other mature specimen trees. Their land supports a great variety of wildlife from Great Spotted Woodpeckers, red squirrels, otters,  pine martens and foxes, to mink.
The garden being more manicured near the house, there is a Liscannor paved area, a pond with Primula japonica and hostas, box hedging and a maze.
The owners have never employed a gardener- all has been done by themselves.

Address:   Springhill,  Woodlands, Faithlegge,  Co. Waterford.  X91 E7W6
Landline: 051 874 503
Mobile:  087 2737 165

Visits by appointment only, using mobile or landline.
Free entry to RHSI members on production of their current membership cards.

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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