head gardener murdo mackenzie

Garinish Island GlengarriffI went to see Murdo Mackenzies grave, felt somehow sorry to see no flowers nor any greenery whatsoever on his last resting place. He was the dedicated head gardener of Garinish/Illnacullin and devoted 55 years of his life to create this paradise. The created the variegated cultivar of Griselinia littoralis ‘Bantry Bay’.

garinish island glengarriff

The view across the harbour towards Bantry is breath taking.

garinish island glengarriffBut he would have detested all the weeds growing around the scenic place…

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