Fota House – Victorian Working Garden

This wonderful horticultural Victorian Working Garden is set in the
stunning surroundings of Fota House, Arboretum and Gardens in East
Cork. Dating to the late Victorian period, it comprises three stand-
alone glasshouses, pit houses and bothy building that were all fully
restored in 2011. Managed by the Irish Heritage Trust since 2007, the
volunteering re-development project ‘Bringing Fota’s Walled Garden
back to life’ was recognised with the award of the prestigious
European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award in

Volunteers will give a tour on the history of the working gardens
including the orchard, which is normally concealed behind closed
gates. Visitors are welcome to walk around this reclaimed space and
explore the working glasshouses and pit houses; buy some of the
volunteers’ wonderful plants, sit on a well-positioned bench and take
in the atmosphere.

Victorian Working Garden at Fota House, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork.
Tel: 021 481 5543

Opening hours: Open all year round. Tours available upon request.
There is ample parking and coaches are very welcome.
RHSI members get 50% discount admission on production of 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

Website development: Neal Walsh Web Solutions