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Address: Lauragh, Kenmare Co Kerry, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 64 6683588
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Half day jaunt

Despite the drizzle this was an interesting place to visit for a quiet wander. Take time to soak up the peace and quiet especially near the water. The tree ferns large... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Martin S
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite the drizzle this was an interesting place to visit for a quiet wander. Take time to soak up the peace and quiet especially near the water. The tree ferns large rhododendrons and fine old trees create a unique atmosphere and misty views of distant mountains make it quiet magical. The tea shop provides a welcome drink with delicious homemade... More 

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dublin ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Gardens are fine, with some lovely views of the surrounding mountains & coast, the price of admission was 7 Euro each, but on principle we didn't buy a map which was another Euro, so we were happy just to meander around the gardens. After our stroll, we had lunch in the cafe, this is a great find, locally sourced... More 

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Loch, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cost for 2 seniors (no discount available) 15 euro including a useless map was a total waste. The garden was poorly maintained, paths needed resurfacing and signage misleading. Don't waste your time.

1 Thank 270Loch
Killarney, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delish foods n coffee :-) all baking done on site, lunch menu too, tasty n fresh. I would recommend a visit. Lovely walks with little fairy houses for children to find, we were even given a map to find the little houses. Huge trees and sightings of Otter in the bay, sea eagles and red squirrels, a great woodland garden.

Thank coombsh
Conwy, United Kingdom
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252 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a half day visit. Unusual gardens to visit. There is a small cafe for drinks and cakes. Tables outside for picnicking. Several paths to follow and easy map to refer to. Wonderful places to stop at the beautiful waters edge. Well worth a visit.

1 Thank Carolyn F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

spent 3 hours wandering around the gardens with my daughter, this was our fourth visit in 20 years and definatly the best. lots of work done on planting and replacing damage don eby storms. the cafe is great and food delicous. we will be back in spring 2017 when the rhodos flower. saw a sitka deer in the garden and... More 

Thank sauljConnemara
Arnhem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Beautiful garden for a short walk. We walked here for 1 1/2 hours, Very nice to do in the late afternoon, or early evening. Quiet and peaceful with beautiful flowers and views.

Thank DOKTER2014
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Save your money and take a walk along any public road in the area instead of visiting this "garden". Even the promotional brochure is misleading. At least two of the photos are of areas that are out of bounds to the visitor. The area looks neglected with shrubs scattered haphazardously and paths looking as if they are never tended to.... More 

1 Thank SpringShowers
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

I took my elderly mum and a fitter friend for lunch at the cafe. Best smoked salmon and chicken, lettuce and greenery from Derreen gardens and homemade cakes and bread. Then lost in ancient woodland walks, unexpected redwood and giant tree ferns to transport you to other worlds, and so many beautiful plants and smells wondering/wandering alongside the sea and... More 

Thank ayletth
Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

nice garden with a long way to visit about 4km !!!! recommended to who loves nature and adventure!!!! there is a tea room with toilets!

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