Fota Arboretum contains an extensive collection of trees and shrubs extending over an area of approx. 11 hectares (27 acres) and includes features such as ornamental pond, Italian and walled gardens.
The collection includes many tender plants that could not be grown at inland locations with many examples of exotic plants from the southern hemisphere. The Gardens at Fota were laid out by James Hugh Smith-Barry in the first half of the 19th century.
There is a huge collection of trees and shrubs covering 11 hectares includes a fernery, a pond, statues, a walled garden in the Italian style, and formal gardens near the house.
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