IGPS (Munster) Garden Visit: Terra Nova and Coolwater Gardens, Co. Limerick

May 10, 2014 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

IGPS (Munster) Garden Visit: Terra Nova and Coolwater Gardens, Co. Limerick
May 10th 2014

A wonderful day out has been arranged in May by the IGPS Munster branch. A visit to two very different, but equally inspirational Limerick gardens, with a stop off for lunch in between.

11:00am: Deborah and Martin Begley’s Terra Nova Garden.
“Terra Nova is a beautifully designed and richly planted half-acre garden in the Golden Vale of Co. Limerick. It has been featured many times in books, magazines, newspapers and radio and has won many awards including the prestigious title of “Best Garden in Ireland” Considered a gardener’s paradise, Terra Nova is full of imaginative features, unusual plants and little surprises around every corner. “
Location: Terra Nova, Dromin, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick.
From Cork, Travel through Charleville on the (N20) Limerick bound. After 9km turn right at crossroads following signposts for Martin Begley Glass and Terra Nova Gardens. Continue to follow signposts for the next 6 km.
Entry: €5

1:00pm Adjourn for lunch. The Old Bakehouse Restaurant in Bruff village has been recommended.

2:30pm Kevin Begley’s Coolwater Garden.
“Less than 6 years ago Kevin began transforming his half-acre of lawn beyond recognition. All grass was banished and replaced with a large breathtaking pond sympathetically planted to marry it into the surrounding landscape, a giant scree bed paved and dotted with archways, and troughs and planters containing dozens of miniature gardens. Constantly evolving, this energetic garden is testament to one man’s unique vision and amazing amount of hard work!”
Location: Co. Limerick: 9 miles directly south of Limerick City, north west of Skule Hill.
Entry: €3