Derreen Gardens, Kenmare

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Garden · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Derreen Garden lies on a promontory in Kilmakilloge Harbour on the Beara Peninsula, in Tuosist parish, near Kenmare in County Kerry (Republic of Ireland). The 4th Marquess of Lansdowne (1816–1866) initiated the planting of the garden in 1863, but it was his son and heir, The 5th Marquess of Lansdowne (1845–1927), who in his time served as Governor General of Canada, Viceroy of India, and British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, who from 1870 onwards gave the garden its present shape. Today it covers more than 60 acres and includes nearly 12 km of paths.

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  • Great walks, could easily while away some hours and the cafe is really good. Had a coffee and cake post walk - in the September sun - and would gladly return  more »
  • Beautiful gardens, lovely for a walk and a nice cup of coffee from the cafe. Parking is good and very easy to find.  more »
  • More managed sub tropical woodland than ‘garden’. Some beautiful specimen plants and trees. Lots of rhododendron and camellia, can only imagine how lovely it is in the spring time when they are in bloom. Very much enjoyed walking around the various paths and trails
  • Great place to visit, lots of unique trees from all over the world. Not real sunny, but still beautiful. Ate lunch too, very delicious. Staff very friendly.
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