Aultaghreagh Cottage Garden
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Aultaghreagh, Dunmanway, Cork,
Mr Les and Christine Wilson
A beautiful, colourful garden, Aultaghreagh Cottage Garden is found near Dunmanway and surrounded by the stunning scenery of West Cork. More than 1,000 varieties of flowers, shrubs, trees and bulbs can be seen and there are good paths for walking.
Aultaghreagh Cottage Garden is a very colourful garden located near Dunmanway. The property is set in the beautiful scenery of West Cork, with wonderful views of the Shehy Mountains and Nowen Hill. More than 1,000 varieties of flowers, shrubs, trees and bulbs can be seen.
The garden contains an informal woodland shade garden with native and other trees as a shelter belt. There are paths through the trees, which are planted with a variety of woodland plants.
There is also a large fish pond and waterfall, bounded on one side by a rockery and willow bank. A living willow arbour provides the ideal place to sit and watch the fish swim around the many water lilies. Water overflows into a bog garden at one end.
Visitors will also find a grasses/prairie garden, pergola of climbing roses and clematis, formal box parterre of scented herbs, annuals border, and one of the main features: large twin borders of colourful cottage-style perennials. Additionally, Aultaghreagh is home to a raised-bed vegetable and fruit garden. There are good paths throughout, making the walking easy.