Apols for the mild delay in getting this live, I was a bit busy doing what I do. The very lovely Miriam was in touch. Here’s what she had to say….
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Dear Peter“The West Cork Garden Trail is now underway and it runs until the 29th of June – though most of the gardens are also open to the public from Spring until Autumn. There are 16 gardens in the trail this year.
From Bantry to Bandon, eachgarden has its own unique character and interest. Meet the friendly and adorable pigs at HeronGardens in exquisite Ahakista with its panoramic ocean view – and treat yourself to lunch at it’s highly recommended café. Or spend an afternoon visiting the gracious and spacious grounds of Inishbeg and nearby GlebeGardens – both just a few minutes by car from the pretty seaside town of Baltimore and ten minutes from bustling Skibbereen. Travelling to the southwest fromCork? Call in to the beautiful French-style chateau andgardens at Lisselan near the immensely popular sea-side town of Clonakilty. New to thetrail this year are Pip’s View – also at Ahakista – and Garra Fado, 7km from Castletownbere on the magnificent Beara peninsula. Looking for somewhere to take the children? They are sure to enjoy The Ewe Experience near Glengarriff.There’s a lot more to find out about the trail so please do visit the website to find directions, opening times and full information about each garden. www.westcorkgardentrail.com
The West Cork Garden Trail is sponsored and supported by The Harold Barry Trust and Deelish Garden Centre, Skibbereen.”Hopefully we’ll see you in West Cork sometime during the summer – if not during the trail itself.