Derreen Gardens, West Cork Garden Trail

Sep 18, 2019, 04:59 PM

Jamie Bigham is the person in charge of Dereen Gardens based in Kenmare and speaks with Peter Donegan. 

Derreen Garden covers more than 60 acres of garden and has over 12 km of paths which wind through mature and varied woodland full of rare and exotic plants. The garden is also a haven for wildlife and a habitat for Sika deer, Irish hares and red squirrel. Seals can often be seen from the shore and there have been sightings of otters and Kerry’s rarest mammal, the pine marten. By the shore there is an abundance of bird life, including cormorants, oyster catchers, gulls, great northern divers, guillemots, and sea eagles.


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