Coolwater Garden
Coolwater Garden
5
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
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As the fee includes a personally guided tour and refreshments in the pagoda beside the Water Garden, entrance is, naturally, by advance booking only. Coolwater, on half an acre, steps to the beat of a different drum with its breathtaking Water Garden, troughs chockerblock with choice Alpine plants and distinctively styled West Garden: don't expect lawns and borders in this garden! Overlooked on one side by Skule Hill and on the other by Rockstown Castle, it has been designed for year round structure and shape. The ponds in the West garden together with the large one in the Water Garden have also encouraged a superabundance of aquatic wildlife. Note! Advance booking only.
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Linda L
Ashland, OH4 contributions
Apr 2023 • Friends
Kevin gave us a very personalized tour of his beautiful gardens & all plants are labeled. Such a beautiful country setting with unusual plants from around the world. After touring Kevin’s gorgeous garden, his wife served us tea in their lovely pavilion. Kevin even offered to take my friend & I back to Adare Village as we didn’t have a car. Wonderful hospitality!
Written 27 May 2023
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Thank you for your lovely review, Linda. Hope you enjoyed the rest of Ireland.
Written 28 May 2023
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Kiera
1 contribution
May 2023 • Couples
If you are a gardener you will love this place, if you not you will love this place !!

Kevin is a knowledgeable gracious host, a most enjoyable tour followed by refreshments on the patio.

Highly recommend a visit, you will not be disappointed.

Call Kevin to arrange an appointment Wednesday to Saturday.
Written 27 May 2023
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Thank you Kiera for your lovely review. Hope Quin does well in the Tidy Towns.
Written 28 May 2023
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natasha y
Adlington, UK10 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
My boyfriend, friend and doggie visited this garden and this was my favourite experience so far, Kevin was an amazing host, so knowledgeable and welcomed us into his garden with open arms. The beauty of the garden is breathtaking and the work he has put into it is amazing. I learnt so much and will be putting my new information to good use to create my own garden one day. I loved everything about my experience here and would definitely recommend. We even had a few glasses of port at the end. If I am ever in Ireland I will definitely be returning.
Written 26 May 2023
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Thank you Natasha for your lovely review. Your doggie was lovely too. You're very welcome to come again.
Written 28 May 2023
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Kate M
New York City, NY4 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
Our tour was both awe-inspiring and informative. Kevin is so knowledgeable and he clearly loves teaching his visitors.

Not only did we see beautiful and unusual plants and flowers, but Kevin and his wife offered us tea and biscuits so we got to know them a bit.

It was nice to have such an authentic experience with our hosts!
Written 27 April 2023
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Thank you Kate for your lovely review. We enjoyed yours and your parents company.
Written 29 April 2023
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Angie o
1 contribution
Apr 2023 • Friends
Absolutely amazing garden and lake . It’s so beautiful. We will go back in the summer definitely. Our Tour guide was excellent . Very knowledgable . We would recommend a visit 100%
Written 5 April 2023
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Thank you Angie for your lovely review. Hope to see you later on in the summer.
Written 6 April 2023
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MC-lovestravel
New Jersey33 contributions
Jan 2023
Kevin's customized tour, to match my interests, was absolutely wonderful. I had contacted him a couple of weeks before my tour, letting him know that while an avid gardener, I had never done any water gardening before and that I had recently moved to a home with a couple of ponds.

Furthermore, the beauty of his garden in January was really inspirational. I will be looking to improve my garden.

This is definitely a place to visit for anyone who enjoys gardens, and especially for those who want to learn more!
Written 25 January 2023
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Glad you enjoyed it Millie and I loved hearing about your new garden in Connecticut. Kevin.
Written 7 February 2023
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Johan
1 contribution
Dec 2022 • Family
Awesome experience. Kevin is very knowledgeable and happy to share knowledge and give advice. Highly recommended!
Written 17 December 2022
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Dankie vir jou resensie, Johan. Glad you enjoyed it and hopefully the two of you will have gleaned some ideas for your own garden in the making. Your garden, looking at the plans, will be good.
Written 20 December 2022
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Jen
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Couples
Very interesting place to visit, Kevin and Claire are very knowledgeable and keen to share gardening tips. They were very welcoming and friendly. We really enjoyed our visit to Coolwater garden.
Written 27 August 2022
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Thank you Jennifer for your lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed it.
Written 29 August 2022
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Maureen Nash
Dublin, Ireland15 contributions
Aug 2022 • Solo
A wonderful afternoon. Kevin and Clare were so welcoming. I was amazed at the selection of plants and trees from all over the world. A little oasis in the countryside. Well worth a visit
Written 26 August 2022
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Thank you for your lovely review Mairin. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Written 27 August 2022
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Maeve F
Ennis, Ireland2 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
I visited Coolwater Gardens with my Mother and Sister, we had a lovely time Kevin showed us around his beautiful garden, with all it's hidden gems, sculptures, floating pergola....viewing stand where we climbed to view the surrounding landscape... the main attraction for me was his large pond with all the water lilies. It is a fabulous garden to visit to see all his lovely plants and flowers and hear about where they all came from and what kind of soil they like etc,. etc.,
We finished off our walk with Tea and biscuits, provided by Kevins beautiful wife.
Written 25 August 2022
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  • Wed - Sat 09:00 - 17:00