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Colclough Walled Garden.

07 July 2017 14:08:22

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On Tuesday last Paddy and myself visited The Colclough Walled Garden near Saltmills, Co. Wexford. This garden has been restored in the last few years by volunteers, organised by Hook Tourism. The original layout of this Georgian Walled Garden has been reinstated as it was in the 1830's. The walled garden is divided into two sections, the ornamental and the kitchen garden. The area in which the garden is suitated is surrounded by beautiful woodland of beech and Spanish chestnut, which gives a wonderful backdrop to the garden. 

During the restoration, the workers came across the foundations of an old glasshouse which has now been reconstructed with sponsorship from many locals. The various varieties of apple trees growing in the garden are also sponsored by locals and clubs in the area. This garden seems to have been a great community project. 

The garden is well worth a visit and deserves to be supported.

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Jacinta D Jacinta D 07 July 2017 14:39:55

Well done to all concerned. It looks gorgeous. Even the regimental planting is very appealing, in my opinion.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 07 July 2017 15:01:54

Both yourself and Steve would love this part of the country, The Hook is a beautiful place. Raining here for the last hour or so. Gardening cancelled for the rest of the day, I think.

Dick Dick 07 July 2017 15:27:30

Lovely, Mary. we could do with more of these.

Jackie Jackie 07 July 2017 21:22:43

Great album Mary and great that it has been restored too. I love all the planting and it is a credit to them all!

We had a lovely day here and the sun came out about 4pm. Very mild and humid but the wind picked up a bit but its still quite mild. Still lovely and bright. This country is amazing with how different each county can be all in the one day!! Looks like tomorrow will be much nicer and hopefully better for you too Mary!

fraoch fraoch 07 July 2017 23:32:12

Lovely photos, Mary, and they've really done a fantastic job. Warm but mostly cloudy here today with a couple of spatters of rain.

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 08 July 2017 00:48:44

Your photos give a great impression of the garden!


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