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Caher Bridge Garden

Formoyle West, Ballyvaughan, Ireland
+353 65 707 6225
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Brings Joy and Peace to mind, body and Soul

We have been so many times, that Carl say we don't need the tour, nevertheless he always takes the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wally and Lorna D
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Make Caher Bridge Garden part of your Burren experience

The Burren has its own stunning beauty, but to see how Carl has transformed his home and gardens is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
emmajharte29
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Dingle Peninsula, Ireland
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A one acre, award winning plantsman's garden situated in the beautiful Caher Valley in the heart of the Burren. The garden was begun in 1999 and has been specifically designed to 'blend' into, and incorporate it's surrounding landscape. Many 'native' plants are used, along with an extensive collection of garden plants. There are several noteable collections including Brunnera, Galanthus, Ferns, Hostas, Primula,Arisaema,and crocosmia. The garden includes a section of the Caher river, ponds and water features. There are interesting design elements, and a wealth of creative stonework including a 'Moon Window' built from local stone. It has been featured in many magazines, newspapers and is included in the book "The top 100 Gardens of Ireland" The garden is open from March to November, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please ring for details. All visits are by guided tour. Photography is allowed. Unfortunately the garden is NOT suitable for children under 16 years.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Formoyle West, Ballyvaughan, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been so many times, that Carl say we don't need the tour, nevertheless he always takes the time to tell us what is new (and there is always something new!). Rarely have we visited a place in which we feel so at home,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Burren has its own stunning beauty, but to see how Carl has transformed his home and gardens is really inspirational. Caher Bridge Garden was an absolute treat for the senses, I highly recommend to make this place a part of your Burren experience! Carl...More

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Carl w, Owner at Caher Bridge Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much Emma for leaving such a great review of your visit here. You were certainly extremely lucky with your choice of days! Blue skies, sunshine and heat always makes a visit more enjoyable. It was lovely to meet you all and I hope...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love real gardens (not the manicured, bedding plant filled ones) you will love this place. The owner, an inspiring, engaging and passionate gardener, has created a most wonderful place in the most unlikely of locations. His work in creating this garden over the...More

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Carl w, Owner at Caher Bridge Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for that great review. It's always good to know that visitors are inspired by their visit here and appreciate what I have achieved. It's a pleasure to be able to share it with others. Thanks again, your feedback is always very much...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

We are artists who love gardens and keenly value nature, so this was a very happy time! I would say "ditto" to the previous well-written remarks. So I will only add that we found our appreciation for this special garden also evolved as we listened...More

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Carl w, Owner at Caher Bridge Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Wow! thank you very much for leaving such a great review. It's lovely to know that people enjoy their visit so much, and for different reasons. A good part of my inspiration and the 'drive' to continue, comes from visitor reaction and feedback so it...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Despite the misty rain,the garden visit left us energised and with ideas to bring home.This is a garden which is constantly adapting and evolving. It reflects its owner, Carl Wright, who with an ecological insight, is determined to conquer physical hurdles such as a site...More

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Carl w, Owner at Caher Bridge Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Thanks a million Trish for taking the time to write such a positive review of your visit. :-) It's always good to hear that visitors enjoy their experience and appreciate what I have achieved here. Next time you visit I hope it's not misty rain...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

So pleased we were able to visit this wonderful garden and see a wide range of plants and what can be achieved by one man. The hard construction has to be seen to be believed. A good excuse for a return visit.

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Carl w, Owner at Caher Bridge Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Thank you Susan for taking the time to review your visit here. I'm pleased to hear you were impressed and enjoyed your visit. I hope you will be able to return one day to see how the project is progressing.

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Reviewed 25 May 2017

Anyone with even a cursory interest in gardens and plants could not fail to be impressed; Carl has done an astonishing job in converting a wild hillside into a charming and incredibly well-stocked garden. How ? Tons after ton of topsoil, and innumerable hours of...More

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Carl w, Owner at Caher Bridge Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Thanks very much Frank for taking the time to review your visit. It's very much appreciated and always good to know people are happy with their visit here. I hope one day you will be able to return to see the progress.

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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

This garden is a hidden gem that is packed full of rare and indigenous plants. It is a labour of love and constantly evolving. Definitely worth a visit for the plant enthusiast or anyone with an interest in garden design. I adored it.More

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Carl w, Owner at Caher Bridge Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the garden. It is always good to know that visitors enjoy their experience here, and positive visitor feedback is an important force in encouraging me to continue expanding the project! :-) Hope you'll be...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2016

Just spent a glorious two hour guided tour around this hidden gem in the Burren area near Fanore. Carl gave an enthralling history of how his garden has been created (and still evolving!). Much back breaking work moving stones, bringing in soil (tons of it)...More

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Carl w, Owner at Caher Bridge Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

Thanks so much Adeline for taking the time to write a review. I'm always pleased to know that people enjoy their visit here. What a day you picked to visit though!! The fact that you enjoyed it so much on such an awful day is...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2016

Caher Bridge Garden is one of the most delightful gardens I have ever visited. (And I've seen many ......US, UK, Germany, Netherlands etc). Starting with a sizable piece of property without any topsoil, owner Carl W. has turned this into a masterpiece of botanical wonders...More

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Carl w, Owner at Caher Bridge Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

Thanks so much for such a lovely review of your visit. Always good to get positive feedback from visitors. ... It's an important aspect of keeping 'the show on the road', and gives me inspiration for future planning. Hope that one day you might be...More

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Hello and thank you for your enquiry. To book a visit to the garden either ring, email or facebook message a few days in advance of your preferred day for visiting. We are open most, but NOT EVERY day during May. All visits... More
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