new roofs for the gazebos

Garinish Island GlengarriffThe four corners of the Walled Garden are getting new roofs: three gazebos and the clock tower were each hidden in scaffolding for some time.


looks like the ‘secret garden’

Garinish Island GlengarriffSome odd griselinias had to be removed behind the southeast gazebo. So a new view towards the clocktower was created – seen from the steps leading from the Martello Tower toward the Dell.

early press for garinish island

Garinish Island GlengarriffIllnacullin – as it is described in an old brochure from 1946: A visit to this privately owned island, a mile from the shore and also locally known as Garnish or the “Near island”, is well worth while, on account of what is perhaps a unique combination of landscape and garden. The collection of plants is of a varied and extensive nature, ranging from herbaceous, water and bulbous plants to South African, Australasian and South American trees and shrubs, and the beauty and interest of the individual plants are enormously enhanced by the setting of trees, rock, sea and mountain, which in places has been formalised by buildings and gardens in the Italian style. Landing fee 2 pounds, Boats for hire at Roche’s Point, the Sand Quay and Poulgorm.