Gardens of Tipperary
- Discover the gardens of Tipperary on this 3-night garden holiday in Ireland.
- Visit an array of private and public gardens, including Killurney – Voted ‘Best in Ireland’
- Stay in a hotel overlooking the River Suir and Comeragh Mountains.
- Be accompanied by Frances MacDonald, a qualified and experienced gardener and guide throughout the tour.
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Your Guided Group Holiday To The Gardens of Tipperary
Discover the Gardens of Tipperary with us and enjoy a holiday to the Premier County; a truly unique and special experience. On this 3-night garden break to Tipperary we will enjoy a visit to the lush green gardens of Killurney, which was voted ‘Best in Ireland’ in the last All Ireland Garden Competition. We’ll explore the award-winning private garden of Killmacomma and Ballyhist Garden with its spectacular backdrop of the Knockmealdown Mountains. We’ll take a step back in time and enjoy a guided tour of a delightful 'cottage orné' built in the early 1800s by Richard Butler, 1st Earl of Glengall to a design by the famous Regency architect John Nash. We are privileged to visit these and other private gardens in Tipperary, open exclusively for Travel Department, where we will receive guided tours and tips from the owners.
Activity Level: Leisurely
Travel to Tipperary & Killurney Gardens
Tipperary & Springhill Stud Garden
We depart today from The Alex Hotel in Dublin by coach, with a comfort stop en route. Visit to Springhill Stud Garden before continuing onwards for lunch at McCarthy's Pub in Fethard.
Explore Killurney Gardens
Visit Killurney, the garden of Mildred Stokes, which was voted ‘Best in Ireland’ in the last All Ireland Garden Competition. With over 80 different types of roses, a Judas tree, a trickling stream and more, Mildred’s garden prides itself on being a kaleidoscope of colour provided by the wonderful selection of trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials and alpines plus a special collection of hostas. Transfer to our hotel where we dine together as a group each evening.
Swiss Cottage & Ballyhist Garden
Guided Excursion to the Swiss Cottage, Cahir
Our full day excursion will begin in Cahir, with a guided tour of the famous Swiss Cottage, a fine example of ‘cottage ornée,’ or ornamental cottage. Once owned by Lord and Lady Cahir, it dates back to 1810. Next we will visit a private garden nearby before enjoying free time for lunch (at own expense) in Cahir House Hotel.
Visit Ballyhist Garden
Visit the scenic hilltop garden of Ballyhist for a tour of their unusual garden. Set against the spectacular backdrop of the Knockmealdown Mountains, this garden features a young pergola walk, a sunken garden and water feature with a Japanese bridge. Refreshments before departure to Clonmel where there is free time to explore this lovely town.
Kilmacomma Garden & Clonmel Garden Centre
Visit Kilmacomma Garden & Private Garden
Today we visit Pauline Hegarty’s private garden, Killmacomma, an award-winning garden that contains a wide variety of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants. It also has a Japanese area and two water features. This is a small but delightful garden, beautifully maintained. Our next visit will be to a private garden nearby.
Clonmel Garden Centre
This afternoon we enjoy a scenic drive through the Nire Valley before visiting Clonmel Garden Centre. Free time here for lunch (at own expense) followed by free time in Clonmel before returning to our hotel.
Private Garden, Fruitlawn Garden & Return Home
Visit a Private Garden
Our first stop this morning will be a visit to a private garden at Turtulla Bridge.
Fruitlawn Garden & Return to Dublin
Travel to Abbeyleix to the Fruitlawn Garden for lunch in the house before a tour of this beautiful garden, with its extensive collection of rare and unusual plants, by Arthur Shackleton. Return to The Alex Hotel late afternoon.
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