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Coolwater Garden

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An amazing variety of plants & plantings!

I knew from its name and some very quick glances at online articles that there would be water in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Northbrook
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Dublin, Ireland
Coolwater Garden - Perfect Place to Visit for Plant Lovers

😘😘😘I and my friend ‘ve been here to help Kevin - the garden owner for about 2 weeks with the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ngoclinhdt142
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Limerick, Ireland
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Visits MUST be booked in advance to avoid disappointment. Coolwater, a wonderfully different garden on half an acre, steps to the beat of a different drum with its absolutely breathtaking Water Garden, many stunning alpine troughs chockerblock with...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I knew from its name and some very quick glances at online articles that there would be water in this garden, but what I wasn't expecting was the huge variety of alpines and succulents, grown amongst the trees and shrubs in all sorts of containers...More

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kindredspiritIreland, Owner at Coolwater Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much, Dee, for your lovely review and glad you enjoyed the Alpines & Succulents as well as the Water garden. I also trust I gave Bernard a little glimmer of hope for spending less time cutting grass! :) :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My name is Thuong. I'm from Vietnam. My friend and I stayed at the CoolWater Garden for 3 weeks. It was really a memorable time. The garden is really beautiful. Brimming with the most flowers, plants, trees from all over the world, including Vietnam. During...More

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kindredspiritIreland, Owner at Coolwater Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review, Thuong. It was a pleasure to have you here and you are always most welcome back at any time. Kevin.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

😘😘😘I and my friend ‘ve been here to help Kevin - the garden owner for about 2 weeks with the garden work. Every corner in this garden is lovely and incredible. 😄 Kevin always be with us while we were exploring the garden to let...More

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kindredspiritIreland, Owner at Coolwater Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review Linh. It was a pleasure to have you here. Kevin.

Reviewed 29 August 2018

We enjoyed our tour of Kevin's alpine plants, maples, cactus and much more when we visited his garden. The garden is full of beauty, imagination and clever recycling of materials. He made us feel very welcome and was able to tell us all about the...More

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kindredspiritIreland, Owner at Coolwater Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thank you for your very nice review, Jenny and I'm glad the three of you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 24 August 2018

This garden is truly a botanists dream and a tourists paradise. The breadth of knowledge of the owner Kevin Begley is insightful at this peaceful garden. The tour takes you through the world of rare and interesting plants from all over the globe, past small...More

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kindredspiritIreland, Owner at Coolwater Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018

Thank you very much for your positive review, Horatio-Gonzalez.

Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

2 informative hours spent in a wonderful rockery garden with specialized plants and a suprise pond full of lilies, native water plants, moore hens and wildlife. Thank you Kevin for the tour of your garden!

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kindredspiritIreland, Owner at Coolwater Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Thank you Erika for your lovely review. Great to see you and glad you enjoyed the garden and I hope you got some different ideas from it.

Reviewed 13 August 2018

We rang Kevin to organise a visit & from first contact he was most welcoming, On arrival Kevin showed us around & shared his detailed knowledge & experience, giving a wealth of gardeners tips & tricks. His garden is beautiful & I was particularly taken...More

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kindredspiritIreland, Owner at Coolwater Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thank you very much for your lovely review Carol and Martin. I hope that you picked up some ideas that you can use yourselves. You're very welcome to visit again and you can even bring in the other white occupants of your car as long...More

Reviewed 12 August 2018

we were a group of five and kevin gave us so much of his time. His passion for his garden is clear. The garden is so interesting and Kevins knowledge is clear to see. It is great to hear his plans for the future. His...More

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kindredspiritIreland, Owner at Coolwater Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you very much for your lovely review, Joan.Glad you enjoyed the garden and also sitting on the patio by the Water Garden having a relaxing time.

Reviewed 25 July 2018

My children and I visited Coolwater Garden.Kevin,the host,was so kind and patient and enthusiastically gave us a wonderful guided tour.So so many interesting and varied plants,tress etc and a wonderful surprise around the back! My children were delighted with the refreshments provided by Kevin.We came...More

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kindredspiritIreland, Owner at Coolwater Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Very happy that your group enjoyed Coolwater, Natt and thank you very much for taking the time to review the garden. Kevin.

Reviewed 19 July 2018

Highly recommended! Our host and guide Kevin, was very informative and inspirational with all the information and advice freely given on the tour of the garden's and pond. The garden is well designed and mature with an air of tranquility enveloped around the whole garden....More

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kindredspiritIreland, Owner at Coolwater Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2018

Thank you for your review, Stuart. Lovely to see you and Wendy enjoy your time here. You are welcome to call again. Kevin.

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The guided tour, which is included in the admission price, takes around 1 hour and 40 minutes and then allow 30 minutes for free refreshments, so you should allow at least 2 hours. People often stay longer and we won't throw... More
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