Liss Ard Gardens
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The stunning Liss Ard Estate is located in Skibbereen, West County Cork and is home to 60 hectares of impressive gardens. It features The Crater, a giant earth and stone work by artist James Turrell.
Found just minutes from the centre of Skibbereen, County Cork, Liss Ard Country Estate is a magical estate of country manors, gardens, trails, ponds and lakes where nature, art, modern luxury and elegance come together in perfect harmony.
The estate includes an impressive 60 hectares of gardens, ponds and forest, offering an experience that has been described as one of space, perception and peacefulness. Liss Ard has been planned to reveal a collection of 'garden rooms': the lakeside walk, the waterfall garden, the woodland garden, the water garden and arboretum and the wildflower meadow.
One of the greatest surprises is the living art featured in the Irish Sky Garden: the giant earth and stone works, The Crater, by famed artist James Turrell, with its contemplative 'Vault Purchase' or plinth at its centre. As a landscape feature, The Crater has encouraged many landscape architects to make their pilgrimage to Liss Ard over the years, but it is also an enlightening experience for the solitary surveyor, lying on their back on the 'Vault Purchase', gazing up through the Craters 'bowl' at the sky.