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Visit the Walled Gardens at Ballynahinch Castle

Saturday, 18 August 2018
Visit the Walled Gardens at Ballynahinch Castle
Surrounded by a 700-acre estate of mature wooded grounds and walks and one of Connemara's oldest landscaped gardens, Ballynahinch Castle Hotel has style, luxury and character, and is a place where the focus is always on doing things as well as possible.

Originally designed and executed by Rachel Lamb of Rachel Lamb Garden Design and The Garden Supply Company Ltd. with the assistance of Cian Cunniffe and his team, since 2017 Cian has been head gardener at Ballynahinch, responsible for overseeing all aspects of the planting, design and maintenance of the impressive gardens and grounds.

One of Cian’s main projects has been the on-going redevelopment and redesign of the walled gardens on site, involving the complete rebuilding of the original garden walls by south Connemara stone wall builders. These warm stone walls mean that there can be a wide variety of fruits, herbs and vegetables grown on site throughout the year, to be used in the Owenmore Restaurant, the Fisherman’s Pub and Ranji Room at Ballynahinch, helping to showcase the bountiful larder of Connemara in an edible tribute to this beautiful part of the world.

There are flowers and plants added to the planting displays adding height and texture, colour and scent, including phlox, lavender, catmint, dahlias, lillies, astilbes, verbenas, geraniums, salvias and a selection of roses.