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Coosheen, Cork

‘Coosheen’, situated on the estuary of Cork harbour, houses a unique collection of plants which provide interest and colour from spring to late autumn. Of this remarkable plant collection, snowdrops, hellebores, dactylorhizas, agapanthus, and glorious late-season grasses, hedychiums and salvias are a speciality.

Hester’s insatiable appetite for collecting plants makes this a must-see garden for the plant enthusiast. A series of raised beds and troughs are home to rare and unusual smaller perennials, alpines and bulbs.

In a small woodland area, some of the more fashionable woodland plants such as Beesia calthifolia, Various Trillum, Brunnera ‘Looking Glass’ and many more create a wonderful tapestry of foliage in the springtime. A clever choice of trees for the smaller garden and a circular lawn give an illusion of space and a magnificent backdrop for the plant collection. In recent years Coosheen has had visits from many groups not alone from all over Ireland but also from the United Kingdom, Holland and Finland.

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