Derreen Gardens, Kenmare

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Derreen Garden lies on a promontory in Kilmakilloge Harbour on the Beara Peninsula, in Tuosist parish, near Kenmare in County Kerry (Republic of Ireland). The 4th Marquess of Lansdowne (1816–1866) initiated the planting of the garden in 1863, but it was his son and heir, The 5th Marquess of Lansdowne (1845–1927), who in his time served as Governor General of Canada, Viceroy of India, and British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, who from 1870 onwards gave the garden its present shape. Today it covers more than 60 acres and includes nearly 12 km of paths.
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  • Absolutely beautiful woodland gardens. The size of some of the trees was amazing. Well kept, nice trails, and the views were awesome. Take some time and sit by the bay and just enjoy. Beautiful... 
    Absolutely beautiful woodland gardens. The size of some of the trees was amazing. Well kept, nice trails, and the views were awesome. Take some time and sit by the bay and just enjoy. Beautiful...  more »
  • I have to say that we felt this was a little overpriced. We’ve spent the last few days on the East coast, and having spent time at both Mount Usher and Powers Court gardens (€9 & €11.50... 
    I have to say that we felt this was a little overpriced. We’ve spent the last few days on the East coast, and having spent time at both Mount Usher and Powers Court gardens (€9 & €11.50...  more »
  • We came on this garden driving along the Beara peninsula. It seems to be in a micro climate with lush ferns and magnificent trees . The paths lead you along an enchanting waterside views. It is... 
    We came on this garden driving along the Beara peninsula. It seems to be in a micro climate with lush ferns and magnificent trees . The paths lead you along an enchanting waterside views. It is...  more »
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  • A really lovely, relaxing place to visit. Beautiful walks, stunning coastal scenery and a gorgeous cafe with home made cakes and sandwiches that can be eaten in a covered outdoor setting. Thanks Katherine and Jamie; we'll definitely be back.
  • Lovely gardens with so many individual plants and tree's. Lots of work going on to improve the accessibility too which is great. Well worth a visit 👍
  • Derwen Garden was well worth the visit , I spent pretty all day there , starting with a hike up Knockatee to get me ready for a fabulous lunch of pan-fried scallops, and then thanks to unexpected sunshine was able to spend the rest of the day ambling through the forest and gardens and take in all the great scenery by the lakeside. Definitely recommend a visit here if your in the area
  • Nice wooded walk with unusual trees however €16 (2 adults) was a total rip off for a walk in a woodland! There was also a board walk out to a tiny island which was unfortunately closed off but it would have been nice to experience it.
  • Beautiful grounds and amazing plants. Does your heart good. Well worth a visit and finish off with a cup of tea and a slice of home made cake ❤️

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