We are delighted to welcome three Munster newcomers to our terrific collection of Partner Gardens. Dawros Gallery & Garden in Co. Kerry, along with Tourin House & Gardens and Springhill, both in Co Waterford.
Please see full information on the RHSI website. And, by scrolling to the end of the Partner Gardens section, you can find the listings for each county and maybe arrange to view a few gardens clustered in the same area.
This contemporary five acre garden situated near Kenmare in Co Kerry features an abundance of mass planted grasses and drifts of perennials inspired by the Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf. The garden, situated in native woodland along the Dromoughty River waterfall also includes native bog and wildlife ponds, an orchard and woodland garden.
The Gallery exhibits jewellery and paintings, many inspired by the garden.
Dawros Gallery & Garden
Kenmare, Co Kerry. VQ2 0Y3
Vehicular access limited to cars and vans only due to narrow access bridge.
Appointments to visit by email only.
Free entry to RHSI members on presentation of current membership card.
Situated on the banks of the River Blackwater with a fine view of the Knockmealdown mountains to the north, Tourin is surrounded by arable land and a fifteen acre garden with mature broadleaved trees and a fine collection of shrubs and plants. An Italianate-style villa with classical proportions, Tourin House is home to the Jameson family of Irish Whiskey fame. The present generation of Kristin, Andrea and Tara are all three artists and passionate gardeners.
Tourin House & Gardens
Co Waterford. P51 YY1K
Tel: 058 54405
Mobile: 086 811 3841
Gardens open April-Sept, Tuesday-Saturday 1pm-5pm.
Entry fee: 50% reduction for RHSI members on presentation of current membership card.
The gardens at Springhill above the River Suir have been continuously planted over the past thirty five years by the present owners. There is a more manicured garden around the house, complete with a pool, herbaceous planting, box hedging and maze. The garden gradually extends out over six acres in a Robinsonian style with a great variety of rare and mature trees reaching the peripheral shelter belt of native trees planted by the owners when they first arrived in 1987.
Co Waterford X91 E7W6
Tel: 051 874 503
Mobile:087 2737 165
Visits by appointment only, using mobile or landline.
Free entry to RHSI members on presentation of current membership card
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