The Gardens at Ballymacrown Homestead, Baltimore, Co. Cork
1. Stone circle -
surrounded by a newly planted copse of cob-nuts and wild hazel saplings.
2. Bench in Meadow -
overlooking the wildflower meadow, this bench is hidden from view by the deep fuchsia hedge. From here there are lovely views to Mount Gabriel and the Caha mountains.
3. Wildflower meadow maze -
left to grow long throughout the summer.
4. Orchard -
containing apple, pear and plum trees, with raised beds of gooseberries, redcurrants and black currants. In the corner is the dew pond, containing rich peat.
5. Vegetable garden -
situated on a steep south-west facing slope. It is separated from the orchard by a medieval style fencing made of Ash whips bent into the ground. On the far side is a stone wall, where a reed bed and Ash saplings have been planted.
6. Rose Garden -
planted to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary. From here there are lovely views to the mountains.
7. Herb Garden -
planted with perennials such as rhubarb, artichoke and herbs, bounded by a hazel fence.
8. The Outcrop -
located behind the Gallery, the Outcrop is edged with yellow gorse and montbretia and has views through the valley out to sea as far as Mizen Head.