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The millenium Gardens are surrounded by the romantic hornbeam cloister walk, and include plants exclusive to the Demesne. It also proudly houses the world's tallest box hedges, & tucked away in an intimate courtyard, the pergola with a spectacular Wisteria, which is 90 years old. Meander through beautifully landscaped and natural parkland with 5 miles of walking paths. The impressive worldwide plant collection boasts rare species from around the world, including over 40 champion trees of the British Isles. Cross over an enchanting waterfall in the Fernary, stroll through a tunnel of bamboo. Follow the River Walk around where the Little Brosna and Camcor meet. Enter the secret Winter Garden with a romantic thatched shelter, dominating a glade of snowdrops. The botanical marvels are nearly unending in this remarkable abundance of exotic flore. Rated with five stars in the official list of Gardens of Outstanding Historic Interest in the Republic of Ireland, and double-starred in the Good Gardens Guide. Although 2010 has of course started with the hardest frost which we have suffered fro decades, it does not seem to have so far killed more that a couple of rare Escallonias from Chile. All our rare young trees seem to have survived, with some of these now heading for champion status. In this respect, the record of the Demesne will be confirmed in the 2010 edition this year of the Champion Trees of Britain and Ireland, which give the Demense a greater number of champion trees (40) than anywhere else in this country outside the Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin.


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