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Address: Lauragh | 1.6km (1 mile) off R571, Kenmare Co Kerry, Ireland
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Derreen is a woodland garden that has a selection of narrow paths leading...

Derreen is a woodland garden that has a selection of narrow paths leading to the sea. You can choose a short stroll of about 40 minutes or take all day discovering the 8 miles of paths. Many of the plants were brought back from the Himalayas by the Victorian plant hunters. There is a cafe selling lunch or a selection of delicious hand made cakes during the summer months.

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nice setting

greetd by a lady who works for the family who owns the property.she was very nice and we couldn't resist the desserts for a leisurely snack in the garden with a cup of coffee.so... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2016
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Llantwit Major, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the last place we visited on our trip and we were their first visitors of the year. It is a calm, interesting and lovely place. What a location! Amazing views, great variety. It's lovely and natural, not manicured, a bit wild. We saw the sea eagle soaring overhead,we'd been hearing about it all week,perfect ending to an amazing... More 

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claire w, Owner at Derreen Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed and saw the sea eagle. Come back soon. Claire More 

New York City, New York
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

this was one of the high points of our holiday in county kerry. derreen gardens is a must see on the beara peninsula. lovely walks, incredible coastal setting, beautiful gardens.

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claire w, Owner at Derreen Gardens, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip and enjoyed what Beara has to offer. Come again soon. More 

vermont
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39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This site is a lovely respite when driving in the Kenmare region. We stopped and wandered through several of the paths among sub tropical century old plants. Lovely views of the Atlantic and mountains amidst the calm of garden paths. The cost is minimal for the reward of calm and quiet. Highly recommend a stop here if in the region.

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claire w, Owner at Derreen Gardens, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip. Come again soon. More 

Long Island
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

greetd by a lady who works for the family who owns the property.she was very nice and we couldn't resist the desserts for a leisurely snack in the garden with a cup of coffee.so the property is large and your given a little map and off you go at your own pace. it leads to the water with of course... More 

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claire w, Owner at Derreen Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our garden and I am glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and the cake! Come again soon. More 

Pickering, Canada
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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We spent a week in Kenmare traveling the Beara, Sheeps Head and some of Dingle and visited Dereen Gardens on our last day. It was a wonderful respite from the shopping crowds in Kenmare (which I'm quite sure were nothing compared to during the summer months) and from the challenges of both driving and being a passenger on those roads.... More 

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claire w, Owner at Derreen Gardens, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit. Come again soon. More 

Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

These gardens are based on an old arboretum and contain many old conifers, rhododendrons and the like. Very damp and with lots of mosses and lichens. Some areas have been cut down to allow for new plantings. The gardens consist of a number of meandering pathways with the whole area abutting the sea. It costs 7euro per person to enter... More 

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claire w, Owner at Derreen Gardens, responded to this review

I hope you enjoyed your trip? It is very damp and very mild which allows us to grow all sorts of things that don't grow elsewhere in the UK. We had a really bad storm a couple of years ago and lost 87 trees in 10 minutes so the areas that you saw are being replanted. Hopefully it won't be... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Derreen Garden is a secluded and peaceful garden of delights suitable for all ages. After your walk enjoy a lovely lunch or refreshments too!

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claire w, Owner at Derreen Gardens, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip. Claire More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Derreen Gardens, a privately-owned estate near Lauragh, on the South shore of the Kenmare River, has to bd seen to be believed.. The atmosphere is extremely relaxing and the café + gardens are a delight for all the senses. Very reasonably priced, very welcomjnv and extremely enjoyable, even in overcast weather conditions.

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claire w, Owner at Derreen Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about Derreen and I'm glad you had a good day out. The damp weather does bring out the most amazing smells, I hope you found the eucalyptus that smells fantastic in mist. More 

County Tipperary, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I visited Derreen Gardens in August 2016. I should have done a little more research on the place as i found it a waste of time. My advice would be to keep you money and find a woods to walk around. Adult price was €7.00 and a map a further €1.00. The best thing about this was the hidden fairy... More 

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claire w, Owner at Derreen Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your trip. You are welcome to walk round the Ladies Mile which is free but I'm afraid we have to charge to pay for the upkeep. Also some of the plants are very old and rare and you won't find them in the woods. I'm glad you enjoyed the fairy... More 

Modiin, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

A great peacefull place with a nice recommendations for short & long routes. Try to pick routes from the garden ending at nice views of the sea. You can start or finish your trip at a nice coffee shop located in the entrance.

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claire w, Owner at Derreen Gardens, responded to this review

I'm glad you had a good time. I hope you tried the cake too. It is delicious! More 

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