Derreen Gardens, Kenmare

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Garden · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Derreen Garden lies on a promontory in Kilmakilloge Harbour on the Beara Peninsula, in Tuosist parish, near Kenmare in County Kerry (Republic of Ireland). Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 4th Marquess of Lansdowne (1816–1866) initiated the planting of the garden in 1863, but it was his son, Henry Charles Keith Petty-FitzMaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne (1845–1927), 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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  • Beautiful gardens, lovely for a walk and a nice cup of coffee from the cafe. Parking is good and very easy to find.  more »
  • Beautiful setting for a peaceful walk through beautIful gardens and by sea The cafe cakes are something extra special and sitting out in the sunshine made it a very lovely few hours here  more »
  • This is the perfect spot for all ages. We’ve a 4 and 8 year old. Fairy trail for the youngest was great. Scenery is amazing even on a cloudy day. As this is mostly forest we could shelter from the...  more »
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  • More managed sub tropical woodland than ‘garden’. Some beautiful specimen plants and trees. Lots of rhododendron and camellia, can only imagine how lovely it is in the spring time when they are in bloom. Very much enjoyed walking around the various paths and trails
  • Great place to visit, lots of unique trees from all over the world. Not real sunny, but still beautiful. Ate lunch too, very delicious. Staff very friendly.
  • Has lost its appeal over the last 15 years. Island is now shut off, only for private use. Water lily pond looks more like a swamp. Most of the fauna looks dead. Didn’t live up to our expectations.
  • Beautiful grounds! Our 2 year old loved finding all the dairy doors. Great walks for the whole family. Bring cash to get in and got a nice cuppa and cake!
  • Such a beautiful place to walk. Stunning views.

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