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Parks & Gardens

Donegal is a County blessed with such a diverse range of public and private parks and gardens. From carefully tended intimate cottage gardens to public parks and woodlands, Donegal has a wealth of peaceful havens for lovers of flowers and trees. Donegal Garden Trail promotes garden visiting as a collective effort in County Donegal, encouraging garden visiting as an educational and leisure activity.

First established over 30 years ago in an exposed coastal location overlooking Donegal Bay. The garden falls away from the house in a series of hidden terraces with an extensive range of plants, many unusual species suited to the coastal location. Imaginative use of grasses, rich exotic planting and high quality stone-work all feature. Big pots and containers planted with specimen plants are especially good. A particularly fine example of how a difficult site can be transformed. The garden was featured in the Jan/Feb 2018 edition of The Irish Garden magazine.

Admission: €5 donation to charity

Directions: On the Wild Atlantic Way. From Killybegs take the R263 direction Slieve League for 6.4Km The garden is on the right just before the Blue Haven Hotel; look for an old stone wall and purple leafed trees

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2019: Sat 6th & Sun 7th July. Sat 20th & Sun 21st July (12-6pm) or by appointment at other times.

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