A NATURAL FEAST IN THE LISMORE CASTLE GARDENS
Two gardens in one: at Lismore Castle, Mother Nature and its marvellous blooms are the protagonists of an enchanting spectacle that renews itself every season in a different way in the two sections of the park - one is more ancient and with a classic ornamental layout while the other is more recent with surprisingly modern sculptures.
- Walk in the Lismore Castle gardens
- Lower Garden, more recent and with modern sculptures
- Upper Garden, the ancient garden
- Amazing blooms
- Views of the castle
- We go on a pleasant coach transfer to our destination: the fabulous Lismore Castle gardens, considered the most ancient in all of Ireland covering three hectares and offering amazing views of the castle and surrounding countryside.
- We enter the Lower Garden, created mainly in the 1800s for the sixth Duke of Devonshire.
- We stroll among a constellation of shrubs, lawns and trees magnificently arranged in an informal way and find ourselves admiring the modern sculptures adorning the garden, which include two sections of the Berlin wall.
- We walk along the amazing yew-lined path, much older than the rest of the Lower Garden, and continue to admire the spectacle of nature: from the magnolias and rhododendrons blooming in spring to late-blossoming shrubs - this scenery never ceases to amaze.
- We move on to the Upper Garden, which is walled and dates back to approximately 1605 when the first Count of Cork commissioned it.
- We wander along the perfectly traced path immersed in a happy combination of ornamental borders and plots used to grow vegetables, aromatic herbs and flowers destined to the castle kitchen and to embellish the halls.
- After visiting the garden, we stop on the bridge leading to Lismore Castle to take memorable photographs of its ancient structure before heading back to the ship.
Good to know
- Lismore Castle is a private residence and therefore cannot be visited.