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Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens

Pond Road, Tramore, Ireland
+353 87 096 0013
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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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“his life” (7 reviews)
“guided tour” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Pond Road, Tramore, Ireland

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Reviewed 24 May 2017

My family and I spent an afternoon here walking the gardens and reading all the different stories on Lafcadio Hearn. These gardens are well worth a visit, the staff are very friendly and helpful. We will be returning

Thank bluebell d
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are delighted all the family enjoyed the visit. we look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Stunningly beautiful manicured gardens. Superb views. Enthusiastic pleasant knowledgeable guide shows subtle Japanese themes, which we would not have picked up. Great value too. So impressive that, We took out annual membership, to go back often.

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Reviewed 18 April 2017

This is a beautiful little garden. It is new enough and kept really well. it will be really impressive in a few years when some plants mature but it is really a stunning little place where you can happily stroll and relax.

Thank Behancarmel
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Thank you for your lovely review, yes we look forward to the continued growth of the garden and the addition of many new features. We hope you can visit again.

Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

These beautiful, perfectly maintained, tranquil gardens bring a real sense of the spirit of Japan to Tramore. Wonderfully documented along the story of lafcadio hearn's life with just the right amount of information. And for more information ask Keith, really knowledgeable guide. I imagine every...More

Thank Happy V
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Thank you for your lovely comments and for visiting the gardens, yes the Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, change from week to week and season to season., you will enjoy coming back again. We hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Beautifully laid out garden with an amazing array of plants and flowers. Well worth a visit summer or winter

Thank NFC1122
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2017

Thank you, we do agree it is just as beautiful in Winter as in the Summer months, it is a very special time in the garden, but every season brings it's own unique experience, we hope you can visit again.

Reviewed 25 February 2017

I have visited these stunning gardens several times and found them to be as enchanting in the bleaker winter months as they are in the full bloom of summer. Each time I visit, I notice something unexpected, a new intricacy reveals itself. I am consistently...More

Thank Sadhbh W
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2017

Thank you for your lovely review of the gardens, we are delighted you find them so interesting and we do agree they are very enchanting even in the winter months. We hope you can visit again soon.

Reviewed 20 February 2017

The staff were friendly and gave concise, interesting information about the garden (e.g. how they had to examine 100s of rocks when making the model of the Japan islands) before letting us off to explore. The gardens contain many beautiful set-pieces, and I'm sure they're...More

Thank moopersan
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We hope to see you in the gardens again soon.

Reviewed 22 December 2016

Am just now writing the review for our October visit to the gardens, and what an unexpected surprise it was! Had not been in Tramore in a couple of years and we were very pleasantly surprised to learn there was a new "attraction" in the...More

Thank martha6262014
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2016

Thank you for your lovely review and for taking the time to do it. We have created 'The Enchanted Garden' for the Christmas Holidays, it is a display of Winter Lights throughout the garden and is really Magical. We hope you can get to see...More

Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

The Lafcadio Hearne Garden in Tramore is a beautiful and peaceful place to visit. Probably better without the children although they did enjoy it. You can take a guided tour but you can also just wander through in your own time. It's outdoors obviously so...More

Thank j0sephm146
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2016

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit. If you are in Tramore over Christmas we have turned it into an Enchanted Garden by switching on a wonderland of light from 4.30pm - 7.00pm each evening. It is not to be...More

Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Visited the gardens today with a group. Was very impressed!! The story behind the gardens is fascinating. Our tour guide, Kevin was very measured and informative in his delivery. The stories he told were entertaining and informative for all ages. It's not just about the...More

Thank Valerie C
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2016

We are so happy you had such a great experience during your visit to the gardens, yes we agree the story of the gardens does really add to the entire visit and doing the tour is a must. We appreciate the time you have taken...More

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Walk down town and it is up behind Majestic Hotel.
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