Cluain na dTor Nursery Gardens
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'Cluain na dTor', meaning 'meadow of the shrubs', is indeed an apt place-name. At this Falcarragh, County Donegal garden, shrubs as shelter and as ornamentals are plentiful. The nursery specialises in plants that thrive in the seaside environment.
Located in the scenic splendour of Ireland's wilderness, Cluain na dTor (meaning 'meadow of shrubs') Nursery and Gardens specialises in plants that thrive in the seaside garden. Located just outside Falcarragh Village, County Donegal, Cluain na dTor offers an outstanding selection of plants suited to both the exposed and more sheltered garden. Anyone visiting will have the opportunity to see growing together in the garden many of the plants suited to these two conditions.
Here, on the north-west coastline of Donegal, the climate is described as cool, temperate maritime. Heavily influenced by the relatively warm waters of the Atlantic, the region experiences cooler summers and milder winters than any other place at equivalent latitude, either north or south of the equator.
The most sheltered garden at Cluain na dTor is surrounded by sycamore, ash and elm. The planted borders are intensely rich in rare and unusual plants. Interesting associations include Tetrapanax, Baloskion tetrathyllum (Restio from Australia), Dicksonias, Cannas, Arbutus, Musas and Hedychiums. The strength of the exotic planting comes to the fore when summer progresses into autumn.