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Address: Lauragh, Kenmare Co Kerry, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 64 6683588
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Beautiful garden

while on a visit to Kenmare we visited Derreen Gardens ,on arrival you put your money into a box on the wall At 7euro per head it was a bit expensive, what made up for this was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
Jenny M
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Roscrea, Ireland
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Ireland
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50 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Most disappointing! Admission at €7 is overpriced. You pay via honesty box! Gardens are in a bad state of disrepair with many areas overgrown and many trees fallen. Things that have novelty value or look interesting e.g. the Island are out of bounds! I could not help having the feeling of the owner's wanting high admission charges but being 'too... More 

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Roscrea, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

while on a visit to Kenmare we visited Derreen Gardens ,on arrival you put your money into a box on the wall At 7euro per head it was a bit expensive, what made up for this was the lovely views overlooking the gardens it was like looking over the rain forest, to see the old trees that had fallen over... More 

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Lafayette, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a huge, lush tropical garden with plants imported from around the world. After you park, there is an "honor system" payment box and a pamphlet for sale. There are many routes from which to choose, which meander through the grounds. The pamphlet was interesting and informative in providing details on the plant species. We especially liked the giant... More 

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Macroom, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Well worth a visit, near the beautiful town of Kenmare. Lovely walks and of course in June everything is in bloom.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Even arriving here in the rain this place didn't dissapoint.. The ancient forest trees and large ferns make you feel that you have stepped back in time... Once owned by the viceroy of India there are many tropical plants and grand vista's.. I would love to visit here in the sunshine im sure it would be spectacular

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

what a pleasant little spot to find, very near to where we stayed in Laurgh. Lots of pretty flowers and variety of trees, very quaint and quiet, saw a few dog walkers. Recommend walking right down to the sea and along the coat a little, very pretty. Saw a seal. Parking and toilets available

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Bischofsheim
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The weather was worse and we wanted to go for a walk. A good address :Derreen Gardens. The nature is beautiful, with viewings out to the sea, you can walk different named walks with different plants, looks often tropical. Go, see and enjoy!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Went there with a large family group on a beautiful August day. The views are magnificent. The walks are fairly easy, even for older people. A beautiful, peaceful place

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

A bit disappointed with this. Described as one of the 10 best gardens in Ireland - not by a long shot. I think the best time to see this place is in May when the rhododendrons are flowering. Apart from that there is little colour in the garden. Some nice ferns and big trees and nice views by the water... More 

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a lovely place for a walk. There is no attendant but a donation is requested on entry. The gardens are lively with many different walks, fabulous views of the coast and hidden fairy houses to discover!

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Address: Lauragh, Kenmare Co Kerry, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 64 6683588
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Kenmare

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