Gardens Open

It takes a generous person to open their garden to the public for the enjoyment of others. Here lists about 300 gardens open for visiting, some year-round, others by appointment, and be sure to phone ahead.

Ballycommane House & Garden


Spread out in a tranquil valley surrounded by green rolling hills, Ballycommane Garden (4 acres) features a huge variety of more than 1000 native and exotic shrubs and trees. Specialist collections include rare plants from the Azores. Secluded garden rooms, a pond and a greenhouse provide ever-changing vistas while following the paths meandering through lush greenery. We invite you to explore at your leasure, or to just sit down and relax. At the highest point in the garden, there is an ancient monument guarded by towering Monterey pines. It comprises the Ballycommane boulder-burial site and a pair of standing stones. From this magical place, there is a panoramic view over the surrounding landscape.

  • Name:Ballycommane House & Garden
  • Address:Ballycommane Durrus P75 A020, Co. Cork
  • Phone:027 62799
  • Website:
  • Contact: Andy Stieglitz & Ingolf Jungmann
  • Opening Times:Daily 9.30 a.m. - 6 p.m. from 15 March to 30 September, closed Bank Holiday weekend 28 May to 2 June.
    All other times by appointment.
  • Memberships:WCGT, GoIT
  • Wheelchair Access:No