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A Beautiful Irish Garden

Category: Garden Tours | Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 6:48 pm

When home in Ireland at the start of September I took the opportunity to take a few photo's of my brother's beautiful garden. The garden is a year old but to walk around it you would scarcely believe it. Here we go.

Note: Click on any of the photos for a larger version.

Overall view of the garden

Down the garden path

Patio area (perfect for barbeques )

Water feature (not switched on in photo)

"Up Galway!" A dahlia displaying the Galway colours

Mixed perennials amongst the turf walled beds

A young upright golden yew Taxus baccata 'Fastigiata Aurea'

Crocosmia arch above nasturtiums and rubus

"Getting there" a shabby wall on its way to being brightened up

Dalia and bee combo

The pink daisy-like Echinacea purpurea

A worse for wear Lavatera x clementii 'Rosea'

Penstemon on its way to seed

A misted Schizostylis Coccinea "Mrs Hegarty"

Here's what the garden looked like last year

As you can see it is an amazing transformation. The birds, bees and butterflies love it also.

Hope you enjoyed this tour of just one beautiful Irish garden!

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glendann wrote on Fri Sep 07, 2007 7:36 pm:

Wow !!! That is a gorgeous
garden.He has really worked hard getting it into what it is now .I would love for him to try his green thumb here in Texas.The dahlia (Galway)
Colors are amazing.I must find some like them.All the flowers are wonderful but thats my very favorite.
Thanks for the wonderful tour Frank.


eileen wrote on Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:43 pm:

OMG that is the kind of garden I dream of having one day!!! All that work in just one year - absolutely amazing. I love the patio area and could spend many a happy hour there just drinking in all the beauty your brother has created. Thank you so much for sharing his garden with us Frank and tell him I think he must have ten of the greenest fingers I've ever come across.


Netty wrote on Sat Sep 08, 2007 1:25 am:

What an amazing transformation in just a years time Frank. It's BEAUTIFUL! And I love that Dahlia.


Desert Rat wrote on Sat Sep 08, 2007 2:17 am:

Ireland-some day I will go there.


cajunbelle wrote on Sat Sep 08, 2007 1:21 pm:



Droopy wrote on Sat Sep 08, 2007 2:29 pm:

How much does your brother cost? I'd like him here! Absolutely lovely garden.


Frank wrote on Sat Sep 08, 2007 2:34 pm:

>>> How much does your brother cost? <<<

Here's your answer Droopy :D His website:


CritterPainter wrote on Sun Sep 09, 2007 12:23 am:

I love the view out over the fields too, perfect backdrop for a garden like this. And that soil looks rich enough to make rocks grow!! Maybe I'll rethink DH's retirement plans, hmm, a move to Ireland?


zuzu's petals wrote on Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:38 pm:

Stunning photos, Frank -
of a really magnificent garden!
I could spend all day dreaming over these pictures.


lexxivexx wrote on Sat Sep 15, 2007 6:10 pm:

That's GORGEOUS! I *wish* my garden could look like that in a year. It brings me hope for growing in a similar climate.


bethie wrote on Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:46 am:

This is ABSOLUTELY everything a garden should be. ALL the bells and whistles included. Hats off to the Creator!


Gardengirl wrote on Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:56 pm:

I am just sitting at my computer browsing around the parts of GardenStew that I have yet to discover and came across this beautiful Irish garden. What a joy to wander through it on this cold December evening. I particularly love the Galway dahlia as it reminds me of my dear departed father who used to have a passion for them and grew this particular variety. Thanks for the lovely tour.


Tigercat wrote on Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:38 am:

That is so lovely!

hollysmom wrote on Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:32 pm:

WOW, I had almost forgotten how beautiful Ireland is. It is green & lush like all the pictures show.
I would love to go back one
day. not only is the foliage
beautiful but the people are very friendly & welcoming.

poppylover wrote on Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:07 pm:

This is the garden I dream much space, so much colorful flower, and the garden overlooking the wide infinite a place for you to cleanse your soul. My father's garden is full of green leaves :P I always wanted to plant lemon tree (I bought one but it never want to grow)...I always wanted a field of poppy...maybe this is just a dream.


Clay_22 wrote on Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:43 pm:

It's a lovely garden

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