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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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  • Average2%
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“his life” (7 reviews)
“guided tour” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
Pond Road, Tramore, Ireland
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+353 87 096 0013

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Reviewed 11 November 2016

We had no idea that new gardens had been set in what was the old gardens of Tramore House and that they are in tribute to one of Tramore's former citizens, Lafcadio Hearn. Each segment tells the story of a part of his life, including...More

Thank mmurphy1092016
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2016

It is always wonderful to make a new discovery and we are delighted you found the Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens and enjoyed your visit so much, we look forward to your return, the gardens are especially beautiful in the winter months.

Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We found these Japanese Gardens in Tramore and what a truly beautiful place. The gardens trace the life of Lafcadio Hearn, from his childhood in Tramore to his life in the US and then in Japan. The gardens were quiet, peaceful and really lovely, with...More

Thank Denise W
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review our gardens, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit, the gardens are especially beautiful this time of year and we are glad you had such a positive experience. As a community project we are really pleased...More

Reviewed 3 November 2016

Went here recently and the gardens are lovely. Found the staff exceptionally helpful and informative. Nice addition to Tramore. Priced very reasonable. Great progress in the last four years.

Thank webby394
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2016

Many thanks for sending in your review, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit, we hope you can visit us again soon.

Reviewed 14 October 2016

Totally captivates you. This is a must for all. Different from Japanese Gardens in Kildare. Follow the journey of Hearn through the wonderful gardens.

Thank albert_moore522
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2016

Thank you so much for your review we appreciate you taking the time to do it and tell others about your experience. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to the Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens Tramore.

Reviewed 4 October 2016

If you just want to rush in and see a garden, you will be a bit disappointed as it is not fully developed (are gardens ever?) or mature yet. If you want to know the story, this garden is fantastic to reflect the life of...More

Thank yvonnecormack
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2016

Thank you for your lovely review, yes we agree we would love to have a cafe and refreshments, but there is alot of fundraising and sponsorship needed before we can do that, In the meantime we have a self service Coffee/Tea/Hot Chocolate Machine and if...More

Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

These gardens are a joy and a real asset to Tramore. I love japenese gardens and visit them wherever I go and rate these as highly as any I've seen. The planting is beautiful, the story telling interesting and the views of surrounding Tramore set...More

Thank charlottecE9202XU
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit so much, especially as you visit so many other Japanese Gardens. Thank you for your review, it is very much appreciated.

Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed it numerous little path ways and lovely features to see..was a little awkward as we had a Pram with a young baby with us but it was manageable €5 for adult is a great price

Thank Tommycl
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

Glad you were able to get around with the Pram and see all the great features in the garden. Thank you very much for your review.

Reviewed 31 August 2016

I have visited these gardens twice - once on my own and yesterday with my wife. They are stunning - simple and stunning. Whatever the distance you travel - it will be worth it. I think they are only open a little over a year...More

Thank Jay S
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2016

We very much appreciate your review of the garden, thank you and we are glad you enjoyed it so much and returned. We try to make it accessible as possible for Wheelchairs but unfortunately the boardwalks in the woods are not accessible. However there are...More

Reviewed 25 August 2016

I found these gardens to be a haven of tranquility. They are beautifully laid out with good signage explaining the different areas and their meaning. I will certainly come and can recommend a visit to these gardens to any age group.

Thank _stefleischer
Reviewed 24 August 2016

My partner is a gardening lover and won two tickets to the Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens. As we were in the area we dediced to take a detour to go visit the gardens. I was a bit worried if it would be worth the 80km...More

Thank John1966Cork_Ireland
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2016

We are delighted that you won the competition and thrilled you made the journey from Cork to visit the gardens. We are also glad you enjoyed your visit so much and took the time to write this lovely review. We hope you can visit again...More

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Walk down town and it is up behind Majestic Hotel.
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