Category Archives: Gardens

Ten Reasons I Love Ireland: No. 4 – Gardens!

Gardens draw me to Ireland more than anything else. Irish gardens are old (usually) and lush (always) and green, highlighted by spectacular displays of flowers and blooming trees. Most of the best gardens are built around a lake or small … Continue reading

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Tintern Abbey Chapter 3: Colclough Walled Garden

In the early 1800s the Colcoough family (pronounced Coke-Lee), residents of Tintern Abbey for centuries, created a large walled garden about a kilometer away from their home. Little remained but the brick walls and 30 giant Sitka spruce trees which … Continue reading

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Ireland This Summer

I’m returning to Ireland for the summer if all goes as planned. I will be there for three months staying at Fruit Hill, the old farm with rental cottages that I enjoyed so much last year. It was so hot … Continue reading

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Spectacular Gardens in Ireland

Daffodils are planted everywhere in Ireland. They begin to bloom in late January. The magnificent old gardens of Ireland spring to life in February and March and are filled with an abundance of life by April. The Irish climate – … Continue reading

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