Cluain na dTor Seaside Gardens

Cluain na dTor (meaning 'Meadow of Shrubs').

The garden offers much information about growing plants in a coastal environment.

The most sheltered garden at Cluain na dTor is surrounded by sycamore, ash and elm. Its more akin to a clearing in a jungle rather than what the visitor might expect to see in the wilds of Donegal. Seamus is an avid collector and is constantly introducing new exotics.

The planted borders are intensely rich in rare and unusual plants. Interesting associations include Tetrapanax, Baloskion tetrathyllum (Restio from Australia), Dicksonias, Cannas, Arbutus, Musas and Hedychiums. The strength of the exotic planting comes to the fore when summer progresses into Autumn.

There tends to be a late growing season in Donegal and Seamus has designed his garden and chosen his plants... to take full advantage of this phenomenon.


There is a also a nursery where you can buy many of the plants in the garden.


Once you reach Falcarragh village you can walk (or drive - there's plenty of parking) to the gardens. Take the beach road to Ballyconnell and they are first left and then 200yds on left.

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074 913 5640
+353 (0)87 626 7599
R256, Co. Donegal
Latitude: 55.134754Longitude: -8.093140
55° 8′ 5.1144″8° 5′ 35.304″
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