Caher Bridge Garden, Ballyvaughan

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Situated in the heart of the Burren in the beautiful Caher Valley, this award winning one acre plantsman's garden was begun from scratch in 1999. Using many native plants and creative stonework, it has been specifically designed and created by the owner to sensitively blend into the surrounding landscape. It has been featured in "The Irish Garden" magazine (May 2010). "The Irish Times" Magazine (May 2011), 'Country Living' magazine (May 2017) and many others.. It is also included in "The 100 Best Gardens In Ireland" (2011) and several other garden books.

The garden is comprised of several "rooms" and includes interesting design elements, water features, river, woodland areas and a large collection of unusual plants.

There are noteable collections of Hosta, Crocosmia, Galanthus, Hemerocallis, Narcissus, Ferns, Brunnera, Hydrangea, Mahonia, and Helleborus.
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  • Despite the misty rain,the garden visit left us energised and with ideas to bring home.This is a garden which is constantly adapting and evolving. It reflects its owner, Carl Wright, who with an ecolo...  more »
  • We were so happy to have found the garden! It is a wonderful place and admirable. The guided tour of the garden was very instructive. The owner takes much time and answered every question and gives friendly advice to find more gardens. We would definitely come once again! Thank you for the great experience!
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  • So pleased we were able to visit this wonderful garden and see a wide range of plants and what can be achieved by one man. The hard construction has to be seen to be believed. A good excuse for a retu...  more »
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  • Amazing garden in the most unexpected place. A lot of work and love has gone in to this. Well done

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Discover the charms of the Burren area by staying at an affordable bed and breakfast or traditional cottage in Ballyvaughan. While there are a handful of hotels to choose from here, this village is known for its self-catering accommodations, most of which come in the form of cottage-style guesthouses and basic bed and breakfasts. The center of the village offers lodging for a range of visitors traveling with different budgets.
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