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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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Derreen is a woodland garden that has a selection of narrow paths leading to the sea. You can choose a short stroll of about 40 minutes or take all day discovering the 8 miles of paths. Many of the plants were brought back from the Himalayas by the Victorian plant hunters. There is a cafe selling lunch or a selection of delicious hand made cakes during the summer months.
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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 4 days ago

I would suggest the walk along the waters edge, not too long walks but definitely bring a picnic this place is beautiful

Thank Deirdre o c
claire w, Manager at Derreen Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit. We have a tea room too if you want a piece of cake next time?

Reviewed 6 days ago

Quiche made with vegetables grown in the Derreen Gardens greenhouse--outstanding! Walking the trails through forests of rhododendron, cedar, and more--wonderful!

Thank dleipf
claire w, Owner at Derreen Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I'm so glad you appreciated it. Come again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Derreen Gardens in late July. Pretty much none of the trees or wildflowers were in bloom although it may have been spectacular four to six weeks ago. The artificially planted forest was both large and diverse with many very old trees and shrubs....More

Thank Brian T
claire w, Owner at Derreen Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and that we helped you on your way home!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful location , tranquil and enchanting and well worth taking the time to visit . The woodland setting is excellent and has plenty to see.

Thank brendanjpmalone
claire w, Owner at Derreen Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for coming and come again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not sure I've ever been anywhere quite as beautiful as Derreen Gardens. I've got house and garden envy, but am so grateful to the family for allowing us to share this wonderful place. Although we need to go back in Spring to fully appreciate...More

Thank kewcat
claire w, Owner at Derreen Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit and I look forward to meeting you when you return!

Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We took a drive down the Peninsula and had decided to stop here as we heard Derreen Gardens held the rental records for the Landsdowne Estate from which our ancestors had come. Unfortunately they moved the records the year before to University of Cork Archives...More

Thank Cmorriso1962
claire w, Manager at Derreen Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip. Please come again soon. Claire

Reviewed 24 June 2017

Lovely woodland walks but the word garden is misleading. It might have had some relevance a few weeks earlier when the Rhodedenrums were in flower but there is little of colour and little that stands out. €7 admittance is not a huge amount but save...More

Thank trevorc28
claire w, Owner at Derreen Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Dear Trevor, I am so sorry you didn't enjoy your time at Derreen. I am afraid this time of year is difficult for colour in the garden and we do have a huge variety of rare plants that are hard to find anywhere else but...More

Reviewed 22 June 2017

You can find here some plants from all over the world, but especially multiples kinds of Rhododendrons. Better plan your visit in may/june when they are in bloom.

Thank renwe8459
claire w, Owner at Derreen Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

I'm so glad you appreciated the variety of plants we have in the garden. Yes if you do want to see the Rhododendrons in flower the Spring is the best time. I hope you come again.

Reviewed 28 May 2017

Amazing, peaceful gardens set on a private estate. Beautifully maintained trails lead you through displays of lush foliage and blooming flowers. Really deserves a few hours to see, there's a small cafe for tea and snacks. Bring an extra camera battery, you will take lots...More

Thank Omsibuc
claire w, Owner at Derreen Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself. Come again soon. Claire

Reviewed 26 May 2017

It was very quiet and a bit drizzly the day we visited but the gardens were magical with stunning views. The food was excellent and we had a great lunch here. Could have stayed ages.

Thank Rebbla
claire w, Owner at Derreen Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Thank you coming and despite the day I'm glad you enjoyed the magic of Derreen. Come again soon. Claire

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