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Derreen Gardens

Lauragh, Kenmare Co Kerry, Ireland
353 64 6683588
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Ranked #9 of 18 Attractions in Kenmare
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
36 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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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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Dublin, Ireland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Visited 23 July 2014. No staff so paid fee (€7 per adult) into box on garage door. Note was on display from Derreen owners about storm damage in Feb 2014, acknowledgement that garden was 'untidy' and a general lament about their bad luck with garden in recent years. Rambled for about 45 minutes. We were totally disappointed and annoyed to... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Gorgeous rhododendrons were in bloom throughout the gardens when we visited in early May with many of the trails blanketed in colorful blossoms. The garden has lovely trails along the harbor and narrow mossy paths through the woods and is full of rare and exotic plants brought back from the Himalayas and elsewhere. It was a little sad to see... More 

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Munich, Germany
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21 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We were lucky to visit the gardens during the time of flowering of its huge, impressive rhododendrons. All I could say was "Wow!" (I've seen many rhododendrons in my live but these are very special). You have also nice view on the coast. The entrance costs € 7, there is no reception, you pay just in a box at the... More 

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Kerry, Ireland
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

derreen garden is situated on the coast road in lauragh. its a wonderful paeceful garden beside the sea. lots of different walks within the garden makes for an interesting afternoon stroll at ones ease to enjoy the scenery and relax in the open air

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I'm not a big fan of gardens but Derreen is well worth a visit if you are travelling to Kenmare or Glengarriff. Amazing old world elegance.

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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

A really relaxing place to visit with so many plants and flowers to see. We really enjoyed our visit here and would defintely return when we hope to visit Kenmare again next year.

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