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Derreen Gardens

Lauragh | 1.6km (1 mile) off R571, Kenmare Co Kerry, Ireland
+353 64 668 3588
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“fairy houses” (5 reviews)
“tree ferns” (4 reviews)
“old trees” (3 reviews)
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Lauragh | 1.6km (1 mile) off R571, Kenmare Co Kerry, Ireland
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+353 64 668 3588
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Reviewed yesterday

In early May on a dry day the garden is superb. It is correctly described as "woodland" and there are some amazing trees, rhododendrons and tree ferns to see. The visit is sensibly proced, but do invest 1 euro for the map and allow about...More

Thank Roganroy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the last place we visited on our trip and we were their first visitors of the year. It is a calm, interesting and lovely place. What a location! Amazing views, great variety. It's lovely and natural, not manicured, a bit wild. We saw...More

Thank Jan M
claire w, Owner at Derreen Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed and saw the sea eagle. Come back soon. Claire

Reviewed 7 November 2016

this was one of the high points of our holiday in county kerry. derreen gardens is a must see on the beara peninsula. lovely walks, incredible coastal setting, beautiful gardens.

Thank jane b
claire w, Owner at Derreen Gardens, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip and enjoyed what Beara has to offer. Come again soon.

Reviewed 20 October 2016

This site is a lovely respite when driving in the Kenmare region. We stopped and wandered through several of the paths among sub tropical century old plants. Lovely views of the Atlantic and mountains amidst the calm of garden paths. The cost is minimal for...More

Thank onva
claire w, Owner at Derreen Gardens, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip. Come again soon.

Reviewed 4 October 2016

greetd by a lady who works for the family who owns the property.she was very nice and we couldn't resist the desserts for a leisurely snack in the garden with a cup of coffee.so the property is large and your given a little map and...More

Thank travelinjunkie3
claire w, Owner at Derreen Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our garden and I am glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and the cake! Come again soon.

Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We spent a week in Kenmare traveling the Beara, Sheeps Head and some of Dingle and visited Dereen Gardens on our last day. It was a wonderful respite from the shopping crowds in Kenmare (which I'm quite sure were nothing compared to during the summer...More

Thank gayleclow7
claire w, Owner at Derreen Gardens, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit. Come again soon.

Reviewed 22 September 2016

These gardens are based on an old arboretum and contain many old conifers, rhododendrons and the like. Very damp and with lots of mosses and lichens. Some areas have been cut down to allow for new plantings. The gardens consist of a number of meandering...More

Thank gfsc5
claire w, Owner at Derreen Gardens, responded to this review

I hope you enjoyed your trip? It is very damp and very mild which allows us to grow all sorts of things that don't grow elsewhere in the UK. We had a really bad storm a couple of years ago and lost 87 trees in...More

Reviewed 14 September 2016

Derreen Garden is a secluded and peaceful garden of delights suitable for all ages. After your walk enjoy a lovely lunch or refreshments too!

Thank Heather B
claire w, Owner at Derreen Gardens, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip. Claire

Reviewed 13 September 2016

Derreen Gardens, a privately-owned estate near Lauragh, on the South shore of the Kenmare River, has to bd seen to be believed.. The atmosphere is extremely relaxing and the café + gardens are a delight for all the senses. Very reasonably priced, very welcomjnv and...More

Thank Nicholas W
claire w, Owner at Derreen Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about Derreen and I'm glad you had a good day out. The damp weather does bring out the most amazing smells, I hope you found the eucalyptus that smells fantastic in mist.

Reviewed 31 August 2016

I visited Derreen Gardens in August 2016. I should have done a little more research on the place as i found it a waste of time. My advice would be to keep you money and find a woods to walk around. Adult price was €7.00...More

Thank dermotoconnor
claire w, Owner at Derreen Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your trip. You are welcome to walk round the Ladies Mile which is free but I'm afraid we have to charge to pay for the upkeep. Also some of the plants are very old and...More

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MackenzieSmith
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irish1948
Good morning..There will be 8 of us staying at Mormoraia 5/10 to 5/14 of 2015. I have noted a few postings regarding latitude and longitude not being accurate and was wondering if there was an update on this to assist us in our arrival ? Thank you
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