A Visit To Woodville Gardens

Last Sunday we went to visit a walled garden near Loughrea, Co. Galway, called Woodville Walled Garden.  Woodville House has a long and fascinating history, you can read about it here, connected to Lady Augusta and the nearby Coole Park in Gort.P1010953This garden, which, by 2005 was being used as a farm field, started its transformation that year, and nine years later is blossoming into something really, really beautiful, thanks to the vision of its owners; Marie the Head Gardener and the numerous volunteers. P1010944 P1010961 P1010947

They held “Snowdrop Day” there on the 8th of February; we didn’t manage to make that day, but went over the following day.P1010969 P1010968Despite it being bitterly cold, the rain held off the entire time and we had a lovely walk and tour around the gardens.

P1010955P1010949P1010956There is a museum, cafe and little shop in the old stables. It is so well worth a visit, and we are already looking forward to going back in Spring and Summer to see how it has bloomed.

A true hidden treasure.

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