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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 6 August 2016

Beautiful gardens hidden in Tramore. I would recommend a visit, layout is amazing and a wonderful story behind this gem. Such a peaceful place and staff are very welcoming and helpful - worth a visit for sure !

Thank Ivy0429
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2016

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit, we are very proud of the wonderful story of the garden and delighted to be able to tell it to our visitors.

Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Nice peaceful garden suitable for a short trip. To get value for money for your €5 entry fee be prepared to take a leisurely stroll and take the gardens up on the invitation to sit and contemplate the view or life. I had a pram...More

Thank Lisa G
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2016

Hi Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the gardens. Our gardens are accessible for prams comfortably from gardens 1-6, the boardwalk in the woodlands is not part of this area. Thank you for highlighting the difficulty...More

Reviewed 1 August 2016

Very special place which is an interesting addition to Tramore. Stunning views from this unique space. We didn't want to leave. Susan and Conor Dublin

Thank Y3247NWsusan
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2016

Thank you so much for your review, hopefully you will be able to return again soon and stay a little longer.... we look forward to seeing you.

Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Visited garden today. I was very impressed with how beautiful garden is. It seems far more mature than its age. It is a little oasis in the bustling town of Tramore. I look forward to visiting many more times in the future.

Thank paddyhomeandaway
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2016

Thank you for your review we are delighted you are planning many more return visits to the gardens

Reviewed 28 July 2016

Japanese gardens, peaceful, tranquil, beautiful setting. €5 / adult.... Community run voluntary project. Enthusiasm of guy at reception was infectious. Well versed and knowledgeable and highly informative. On our next visit, we will definitely take the tour. We certainly wish them well and will visit...More

Thank John H
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2016

John Thank you for your lovely review of the gardens, we are delighted you were able to meet Keith on arrival and were so informed, we do agree the Guided Tour is a must and will certainly add to your experience of the gardens on...More

Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Fantastic, informative tour for young or old of spectacular authentic Japanese Gardens. An absolute must-do if you are in Tramore.

Thank Catríona N
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2016

Thanks Catríona - we are delighted you enjoyed your visit and for sending in such a lovely review.

Reviewed 25 July 2016

I visited with my son on Friday having heard about the garden from friends. He brought his oil paints and I my watercolour paints. Although the day was a little overcast we were astounded by the beauty of this urban oasis. It was difficult to...More

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

Hi Stephanie Thank you for your beautiful review of the gardens and we are delighted you had such an enjoyable day painting also it was great you were able to avail of the tour with Agnes on your return with your family. We appreciate your...More

Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Fabulous Japanese gardens in the heart of Tramore, very tranquil. Great history. Would highly recommend

1  Thank Teresa H
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2016

Teresa, thank you so much for visiting we are delighted you enjoyed your visit so much.

Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Highly enjoyable and relaxing walk around the japanese gardens. There are very informative storyboards throughout.

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

Thank you - we are glad you were able to enhance your experience by following the 'story of the garden'.

Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited these gardens this afternoon. They are absolutely stunning and very well put together. It is a very peaceful and relaxing place to be. Gives you a lovely little taste of Japan. A pretty little hidden gem in the middle of...More

Thank Nicole D
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2016

We are delighted Nicole that you and your husband had such an enjoyable visit to the gardens, it is certainly a place of peace and tranquility of which we are very proud of.

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Walk down town and it is up behind Majestic Hotel.
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