Kilmokea Country Manor & Gardens
Kilmokea Country Manor & Gardens Great Island
Kilmokea Country Manor & Gardens is situated on Great Island near Campile, New Ross .
The Gardens & Cafe open on 29th June at 10am to 5pm. We shall remain open daily to 31st August. In September & October we are open Wednesday to Sunday.
The gardens are beautifully laid out around a pretty georgian house overlooking the River Barrow. Topiary, lawns, herbaceous and mixed plantings combine with architectural features and ornaments to provide an enchanting series of enclosures. A Large water garden extends into woodland planted with rare and tender trees and shrubs.
The wall garden is a place of peace and reflection with rose gardens, pools and herbaceous planting. Love seats are placed around every corner waiting to provide comfort for moments of contemplation. The potager designed as a box maize grows fruit and vegetables for the big house where B&B guests enjoy home grown pleasures. Spring water cascades in series of waterfalls through the woodland garden flowing past The Viking Settlement, Norman Motte,& Smaug the tree dragon before entering ‘The Myrtle wood’ story where woodland creatures live in lanterns in the trees waiting to meet garden visitors.
To depict the historical influence of Kilmokea Hotel Great Island, we have created a small Viking settlement and a Norman Motte & Baily. All these great new additions will create the perfect day out for everybody.
The woodland garden, with its host of winding paths provides an exciting display of exotic plants. Cultivation of this area began in 1968 with the excavation of the large pond. It was here that a millstone and flume from a horizontal mill were found dating back to the 7th Century The acid soil of this lower garden provides the perfect environment for Rhododendrons, tender Camellias eucryphias and magnolias not to mention Echiums, the giant borage which is closely associated with Kilmokea.
Kilmokea Hotel Great Island is a delight to view in the Spring with its mass of flowers, Summer with the Herbaceous plants at their height, Autumn with its subtle changing of colours and Winter with its fine silhouettes. We know you will enjoy this year-round wonderland. You are most welcome.
The Garden Café is situated in the Georgian conservatory. Delicious salads and homemade fair is served. There is a Car Park & Guest Lavatories (wheelchair accessible).
The Kilmokea Craft shop is stocked with momentos to take home.