Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens

Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens

11:00 - 17:00
Monday
11:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 17:00
Thursday
11:00 - 17:00
Friday
11:00 - 17:00
Saturday
11:00 - 17:00
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00
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The Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens reflect the life and extensive wanderings of Patrick Lafcadio Hearn, who grew up in Ireland, and whose life journey embraced several parts of the world. The gardens pay homage to the fame he attained in Japan through his incomparable literary descriptions of the people, customs and culture of that country. The Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens have a wonderful and unique story to tell. In their style and planting they contain elements of the gardening traditions of the countries and cultures traversed by Hearn during his varied life. The journey begins in a Victorian Garden to commemorate Hearn's happy childhood summers in Tramore. There is an American Garden, a Greek Garden and a traditional Japanese Tea Garden, in addition to a Stream Garden, ponds, waterfall and an extensive woodland area. The main elements of design, in particular the use of rocks and water and the plant selection, are influenced by the tradition of a Japanese Strolling Garden.
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Jo F
Flowery Branch, GA16 contributions
A beautiful gem, tucked away behind the Majestic Hotel. We didn’t take the guided tour but the information and guides provided are very comprehensive. The gardens are gorgeous and my three yr old granddaughter was delighted with the fairy doors along the way. Each section of garden has a theme- I could have stayed all day! Wonderful tribute to a fascinating man!
Written 28 August 2022
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Karen H
Ireland3 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Beautiful place, well worth a visit. The gardens are beautifully set out in such a small area. 👍🏻 Enjoyed the visit.
Written 18 August 2022
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christinaquinn
Longford, Ireland6 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
A hidden gem. The staff are absolutely lovely and very informative. I would definitely recommend to visit here. A little oasis of calm.
Written 12 August 2022
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nmkenny
Oxford, UK159 contributions
Jul 2022
had a walk around the Japanese gardens, a hidden Gem in Tramore , very tranquil, the gardens are split into different areas, and are well kept, staff are very friendly and informative,
we had coffee and cakes at the gardens which where good too, would recommend visiting the gardens when in Tramore
Written 2 August 2022
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David56W
Winchester, UK45 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
I gave this lovely place a 5 star review on a previous visit four years ago and visited again today. It’s even better! The staff are still so helpful and informative, and the new developments such as the Tea House add to the interpretation of Lafcadio Hearn’s life. I won’t go into a detailed description as this would spoil the fascinating story and experience.
Written 13 July 2022
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rneylin
Dungarvan, Ireland10 contributions
Jul 2022
Our Guide Keith was so well-informed about Patrick Lafcadio Hearn - he brought the man to life and gave a wonderful explanation about the significance of each part of the garden. Lafcadio Hearn isn't well known in Ireland, but he should be. A marvellously interwoven story linking Ireland, the USA and Japan. They also have a lovely café and outside seating area. We had very high temperatures the day we visited and the cooling tree canopy was very welcome in such hot weather. Excellent day, well worth visiting!
Written 12 July 2022
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Seosaimhthín U
Waterford, Ireland3 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
A fantastic experience led by guide, Keith. His delivery of the journey of Lafcadio Hearn, and the history of the garden was excellent. I highly recommend a visit to the Lafcadio Hearn Gardens.
Written 9 July 2022
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LafcadioHearnGardens
Thank you very much for your lovely review, yes Keith certainly brings Hearn's story to life, it is well worth having the guided tour if possible.
Written 10 July 2022
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Damien M
19 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
Where do I start. We were greeted by Keith our guide who made the whole experience so memorable with his knowledge and real love for Japanese culture. The tour was amazing and the gardens were stunning. Andrea greeted us to Plum wine(so nice). We walked the gardens and Keith told us stories of Lafcadio. When the tour of the garden was over we were treated to a gorgeous selection of Sushi and Plum wine. First time tasting Sushi and it was so tasty with a variety of flavours. Keith and Andrea were true hosts. They made the the day amazing and made us feel like royalty. If in Tramore book this special tour, you won't regret it..
Written 5 July 2022
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LafcadioHearnGardens
Thank you so much for your review, we are so delighted you enjoyed your very special tour, it is lovely to have that very exclusive experience. We hope to see you in the gardens again soon. Best wishes Janet
Written 10 July 2022
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Hamish42
London, UK515 contributions
Jun 2022
We chanced upon the gardens and were we well pleased. The staff were delightful and despite the rain ( brolly supplied) the gardens were magnificent and really lifted the soul.
We topped off our visit with coffee and cake. Superb!
Written 5 July 2022
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LafcadioHearnGardens
Hi Thank you so much for such a lovely review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written 10 July 2022
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Junior316
Cork, Ireland33 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
We spent about an hour walking around the Japanese gardens. The layout is fantastic and the staff are really friendly. €6 per adult and €3 per child. Highly recommend
Written 5 June 2022
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LafcadioHearnGardens
Thank you very much and also for taking the time to leave a review.
Written 10 July 2022
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