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Dublin Gardens - Knockrose

 

Knockrose is situated 500 feet above sea level nestling on the shoulder of The Scalp, a geological feature formed by the melting waters of a glacier. Tom and Trish Farrell are the owners and custodians of this beautifully cultivated unique garden, which is backed by an old mixed forest. Attached to a traditional farmhouse and farm buildings, built on the site of a castle at the edge of The Pale between the border of Dublin and Wicklow, it has been evolving over the last seventy years.

The garden is packed with cottage garden plants, shrubs and trees interspersed with areas of lawn, an organic vegetable plot and secluded seating. Late May sees the scented deciduous azaleas in bloom and late June/early July is heavenly perfumed by roses and philadelphus. Old granite mushrooms, stepping stones and standing stones along with a variety of sculptures feature throughout.

This garden is a very special place worthy of visits from horticulturists, hobby gardeners and those who just enjoy beautiful, peaceful, spiritual surroundings.

Member of Wicklow Gardens Festival www.wicklowgardens.com

The Scalp, Kilternan, Dublin 18.
Tel: +353 1 295 8371
Mobile: +353 87 619 3455
Fax: +353 1 295 8371
E-mail: ttknockrose@eircom.net
Web: www.knockrose.com

    

Situated:
GPS:N53-13.3186″ W006-10.5116
On the Kilternan/Enniskerry road R117. Travelling from Enniskerry, 1st entrance on right after Scalp Service Station. Travelling from Kilternan, 1st entrance on left after Scalp Wood Nurseries. Bus route 44. Concealed entrance.

Open:
Early May to September
Groups only (Minimum 2) – any time by appointment .

Admission:
Adults €5.00
Tea/coffee and homemade biscuits available by arrangement (€3.00 per person).

Facilities:
Guided tours. Plants for sale. Not suitable for wheelchairs or children. No dogs.

Best time to visit:
Mid May – August.

Contact:
Patricia & Tom Farrell

Source: Dublin Garden Group - Knockrose