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Coolwater Garden

Skule | Fedamore, Limerick V35 YN29, Ireland
+353 87 258 4716
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A Must Visit!!!

We rang Kevin to organise a visit & from first contact he was most welcoming, On arrival Kevin... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
carol b
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Galway, Ireland
A wonderful garden

we were a group of five and kevin gave us so much of his time. His passion for his garden is clear... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
95joan
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Dublin, 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 choice specimens and the almost chimerical West Garden but don't expect lawns and borders in this garden! Overlooked to one side by Skule Hill and to the other by Rockstown Castle, it has been designed for year round structure and shape. The ponds together with the watergarden have also encouraged a superabundance of aquatic wildlife. N.B. ALWAYS phone and make an appointment in advance.
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Skule | Fedamore, Limerick V35 YN29, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 3 days ago

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

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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 4 days ago

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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Stuart R
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kindredspiritIreland, Owner at Coolwater Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed a tour of this beautiful & tranquil garden today. Brimming with the most unusual flowers, plants, trees and endless amount of rocks/stones/features from all over the world, a very different & unique experience with several ponds & wildlife! Would highly recommend!

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kindredspiritIreland, Owner at Coolwater Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Thank you very much Triona for your review. Glad you enjoyed your visit. You must spend longer next time.

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Reviewed 5 May 2018

Visited Coolwater Garden and had a guided tour with Kevin last week. Wow! So many unusual and interesting alpine and rock plants presented stylishly in containers. His large pond is enviable and the sound of bubbling water is calming. Well done Kevin on a beautiful...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

We had a most enjoyable afternoon walking around Coolwater with Kevin as guide. He had a vast collection of most unusual plants from all over the world. Each trough and pot was filled with texture and colour. Rocks from various locations added to the display....More

Thank Maria C
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kindredspiritIreland, Owner at Coolwater Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Thank you very much for your review, Maria and I'm glad the two of you enjoyed Coolwater, even though the day was cold. Looking forward to seeing you again in the summer.

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

I visited Coolwater Garden as part of the Limerick Spring Garden Walk and Talk event on a bitterly cold day in late February but it didn't disappoint! The hospitatility from Kevin and Olivette was superb and the view from the kitchen window was amazing! Kevin...More

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kindredspiritIreland, Owner at Coolwater Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thank you very much for your very lovely review Lilly Lacecap. I'm glad you enjoyed it, as we did, having you visit. Kevin & Olivette.

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

We visited Coolwater Garden in late summer and were warmly greeted and welcomed by the garden owner, Kevin Begley. We were delighted with the grand tour which Kevin gave us, showing the many features of the garden and giving us the background to their creation....More

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kindredspiritIreland, Owner at Coolwater Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2017

Thank you very much for your review, Paddy and I'm glad that Mary and yourself enjoyed it. If you can, maybe re-visit in April or May next year, the two strongest months in the garden. The front garden is currently being revamped this autumn with...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

In this garden one can see a lovely collection of diverse plants and trees from various continents. Kevin, the designer and owner of this garden, shared his knowledge of his garden with us. I thought he was a very friendly host! It is really lovely...More

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kindredspiritIreland, Owner at Coolwater Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Thank you Graziella for your very positive review. I'm glad you enjoyed it, even though it was unseasonably cold that day you came. It's nice when people appreciate the garden.

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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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