Garden

Our garden is on the West Cork Garden Trail. It is open from Easter until the end of August, when our café is open too.

I love lots of colour, so grow annuals from seed- favourite cottage garden varieties like sweet peas, Californian poppies , sweet Williams and calendula. The ornamental beds and borders are a profusion of colour and scent all summer.

The vegetables are grown in raised beds and a poly tunnel and we have an army of compost bins.

There is a large pond in the field, buzzing with huge dragonflies, a small wildlife pond with resident frogs, newts, water beetles and leeches, and a raised goldfish pond under a rose and wisteria pergola.

There is a young orchard of Irish heritage apples, a wildflower meadow, a shingle garden, and a fenced future forest area, home to our pet kunekune pigs- Fuschia, Fay and Fern.

The garden is always a work in progress, and we are nearing completion of our barefoot path project. The path meanders through the grounds and participants take of their shoes and experience walking on different textures- like cobbles, wood, mud, grass, turf, stones, hot coals etc…It is a do it yourself reflexology workout !As it is done slowly and mindfully, it creates a respectful awareness in children of wildlife, plants and insects around them.

We have 2 dogs, 3 cats and 3 pigs, so well behaved dogs are welcome , but must be on leads . Children also welcome and must be accompanied by an adult.