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Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens
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US$5.99*
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Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens Admission Ticket and Tour
Ranked #2 of 18 things to do in Tramore
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Baby buggy parking, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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
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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.

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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
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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.

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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 an important man in Japan with Irish roots. I am a qualified garden designer myself and loved the way in which this garden was laid out and made so thanks to all those involved in the careful planning and choosing of materials. If refreshments could be organised (a café perhaps) in the future, we could linger longer.

Thank yvonnecormack
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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 the weather is dry it is nice to sit on the gardens benches and enjoy the view. We hope you can visit us again. Thank you

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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 it all off. I have a mobility difficulty and staff could not have been more supportive in advising me about the best routes and offering me support to get around. Hugely recommend

Thank charlottecE9202XU
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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.

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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
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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.

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