Carraig Abhainn Garden which lies in Durrus, West Cork. It is one of the very interesting, well established and peaceful gardens in the area. It consists of 1-hectare which is bound by a mill stream. An amazing waterfall and further along the tranquil stream add to its charm and serenity. My daughter and I visited it recently with my grandchildren and the garden was loved by one and all. The children found it exciting with all its nooks and crannies, and we adults – although we often become like children when we are surrounded by nature – we just loved the tranquillity of the place. I was particularly interested in the variety of trees and plants, among them a Mimosa tree, a Korean Fir, and a whole range of other exotic trees, even a Banana tree! The variety of other subtropical plants, Palms, Rhododendrons and others was interesting too. I think it would be a lovely garden to visit in the autumn also just because of the variety of trees, although many of them are evergreens, a lot of them are deciduous trees also. I think my photos will speak for itself. I hope that everyone enjoys the walk through this lovely garden with me.
After our walk we had a chat with Eugene, the owner together with his wife of this beautiful garden. Eugene is a goldmine of information on plants and trees and he knows his garden inside out. I will be visiting again and he promised me a guided tour to which I am looking forward very much. Here is a link to information on this garden.