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“tree ferns”(7 reviews)
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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...more
Lauragh | 1.6km off R571, Kenmare Co Kerry, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are staying nearby on holiday and noticed the sign. As we had a couple of hours spare and a lively cocker spaniel to walk we thought we’d have a look. It wasn’t at all what I expected, it was better! We were glad we’d...More

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We paid to see the gardens and really regretted giving any money because it is not much different from other nature trails that can be seen for free. It was definitely a beautiful little walk, but should have been free or donation-based. The maps were...More

Thank Natalie V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice views and a nice area but very poorly set up. The maps were unclear and the tree/plant names in the map were often very incorrect. Only species names of the plants/trees were given and no more information given

Thank Steph M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely brake on my 100 km cycle around the Ring Of Beara. Relaxing walks around some beautiful gardens followed by some tea and scones . A very pleasant hour.

Thank Hugh G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wild planted forest walks with access to the shore and lots of fairy doors of the kids to find. Nice cafe with good food but the toilets could use some improvement. Will be returning the next time we stay in Kerry.

Thank 725kconway
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic scenery. Plenty of places to sit and rest if you needed. Picnic benches. Walks suitable for wheel chair or buggy access. Cafe limited and a bit pricy, but that was not what we went for so it did not affect us. Dogs allowed but...More

Thank Tena S
claire w, Owner at Derreen Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I’m so glad you had a good day. Come again soon

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is not always easy to find the walking paths, you want to walk. It may be our expoerience, it may the wrong map. In these gardens you can find your way easiliy. It is very pleasant in the gardens. Do not expect a lot...More

Thank gjveerman
claire w, Owner at Derreen Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit. Come again in the Spring if you want to see the flowers.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I spent a beautiful morning wandering around this magical garden. Walking through the ferns and soaring trees was so peaceful and rejuvenating. The "Ladies Bathing Area" is a fabulous spot. The views out over the bay are stunning. We enjoyed exploring the...More

Thank Philomena S
claire w, Owner at Derreen Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

How nice of you to be so complimentary and I'm really pleased that you enjoyed your visit and appreciated the spirit of Derreen. Please come again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a very happy hour or so wandering through the gardens - looking at the fascinating trees and plants as well as the views across Kenmare Bay. We took a picnic but had coffee and cake from the tea room and both were appreciated...More

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

I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit. Do come again if you are in the area again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a nice walk especially the walk around the water. Maybe it wasn’t the best time of the year to go there in the end of July to visit and pay € 8 for the entrance which I think was a little to much....More

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

Thank you for coming and yes it isn't the best time for flowers, end of May early June is when most things are in bloom. I'm glad you came though. Claire

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