THE CONSERVATORY CAFE AND GARDENS ARE OPEN WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY & Bank Holiday Mondays 10am to 5pm from 27th March to 3rd November 2024
FROM 30th AUGUST TO 3rd NOVEMBER THE CONSERVATORY CAFE IS OPEN SATURDAY AND SUNDAY serving organic food 10am to 5pm.
Garden Admission 2024:
OAP € 7.00
Children under 16 €5.00.
Kids under 2 years old : Free
Groups are always welcome.
The rate for groups is €7.00 per person for groups of over 15 visitors.
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. 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
To depict the historical influence, we have created a small Viking settlement and a Norman Motte & Baily. The gardens are 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 soups, breads, quiche, pasta dishes, pies, tarts, cakes & scones are served.
There is a Car Park & Guest Lavatories (wheelchair accessible).
The Kilmokea Craft shop is stocked with momentos to take home.