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.

Kilravock Garden


A modern 2 acre terraced coastal garden with parts within 6 metres of the sea.  Consisting of a series of interconnected spaces, contrasting in design so that the visitor has a continual sense of discovery.

Kilravock Garden is on the Sheep’s Head peninsula and lies one mile outside Durrus near Bantry on the coastal road to Ahakista. It comprises a Robinsonian-style mixture of mainly Southern hemisphere, Asian and native plants. It has featured on British, German. French and American television and is included in Shirley Lanigan’s “The 100 Best Gardens in Ireland”. Garden unsuitable for children under 12 yrs.  Sorry no dogs.

  • Name:Kilravock Garden
  • Address:Durrus, Co. Cork
  • Phone:027-61983
  • Website:
  • Contact:Mr Ronnie Halligan
  • Opening Times:Viewing is strictly by appointment only.
  • Memberships:WCGT
  • Wheelchair Access:No