Ballymaloe Cookery School Gardens

Beyond the main cookery school building (once an old apple store), lie several gardens - some carefully designed and highly ornate, others allowed to grow wild at certain times of the year.

There are Garden Tours conducted by Garden Guides for anyone wishing to learn more about:

- The history of the gardens

- The variety of plants and flowers

- Daily maintenance and seasonal planting

- Organic composting

They cater for regular visits from both national and international tour-groups with a special interest in learning about the indigenous species of flowers and plants. The gardens are managed by an expert team who encourage plant growth with generous doses of organic manure in early Spring and give constant care and attention throughout the year.

The gardens include:

- The Water Garden & Memory Arboretum

- The Ornamental Fruit Garden

- The Kitchen Potager

- Lydia's Garden

- The Herb Garden

- The Old Pleasure Garden

- The Herbaceous Border & Shell House

- The Celtic Maze & Wildflower Meadow

- The Soft Fruit Garden

- The Farm Walk

Visitors to the gardens are encouraged to take in the vegetable patch and one-acre wide glasshouses which are full of every kind of fruit and vegetable imaginable.

Always contact garden for admission and opening hours
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+353 21 464 6785
Shanagarry, Co. Cork, Ireland, P25 R274
Latitude: 51.860367Longitude: -8.033497
51° 51′ 37.3212″8° 2′ 0.58919999999999″
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