Tour of Dromana House Gardens

“Three miles south of Cappoquin, the river Blackwater cuts through a wooded valley, set above which is Dromana, one of the most spectacularly located houses in Ireland commanding views both up and down the river..” (The Antiquities of Ireland -Daniel Grose 1766-1838 )

The garden and woodland extend over 30 acres including walks, many of which are looped. Dromana is a haven for natural regeneration which can be observed by the casual visitor.

The bulb season climaxes with the Bluebell and wild garlic festival, along with an abundant collection of rhododendron, magnolia, camellia, azalea, and many other acid loving plants, shrubs and trees. Herbaceous borders offer a continual splash of colour throughout the summer months followed by the Autumn with its changing shades of shrubs and trees many of which still stand after almost 250 years when the first Earl of Grandison planted circa 64,000.

Opening times  May, June, & July (2pm to 6pm)

Visitors welcome at other times by appointment

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