While visiting Connemara and The Burren for the first time I came across a leaflet for Doolin Garden. To find, in an area of geological, historical and ecological significance, (marred only by the, sometimes, questionable architecture of new housing surrounded by tarmac, wall, hedge and bowling green standard lawn) such an intelligent gem, was a delight.
The house (wonderful modern design), garden and nursery fitted its place so well, situated in the landscape sloping down towards Doolin. Matt was very willing to share his knowledge and enthusiam for gardening and it was good to see the plants for sale integrated with the main garden, where fully grown examples could be seen. It is a simple garden of moderate size with some unusual plants and planting combinations, set in design ideas that make the most of the plot and tempt you on. Most of all, it has a quality to which any gardener can relate and go home inspired.
I found that it was (dolmen, forts, sea, walks and wildflowers notwithstanding) the most abiding and affecting memory of my holiday.
If you cannot immediately find it ask a local for directions but do not miss it.!
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