Located on Fota Island and operated by Heritage Ireland, Fota Arboretum and Gardens covers an area of about 11 hectares in County Cork. The gardens were laid out in the first half of the 19th century and include tender and exotic plants.
Fota Arboretum contains an extensive collection of trees and shrubs extending over an area of approximately 11 hectares on Fota Island, County Cork. The arboretum includes features such as ornamental pond, Italian and walled gardens. The collection includes many tender plants that could not be grown at inland locations, with many examples of exotic plants from the southern hemisphere. The gardens at Fota were laid out by James Hugh Smith-Barry in the first half of the 19th century.
Guided tours are available by arrangement. There is parking and coaches are welcome.