From horses to horticulture
Not content with keeping his pact with the stars at the stud, the Colonel also indulged his love of horticulture at the magnificent Japanese Gardens next door. Known as the finest of their kind in Europe, these gardens are a natural wonderland that traces the 'Life of Man' from birth to afterlife.
Devised by the Colonel and created with the expertise of Japanese master horticulturalist, Tassa Eida, the gardens feature plants, stone lanterns and elegant Scots Pines, as well as cherry trees, tunnelled pathways and an ancient fir tree, symbolising knowledge. Spring brings vivid blossoms to life, just as the stud welcomes new life in its stables...
So don’t wait for summer, come and enjoy a host of new arrivals in Ireland's Ancient East this season.