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Herb Gardens at Kilgraney House
T: + 353 (0) 59 9775283
F: + 353 (0) 59 9775595
E: info@kilgraneyhouse.com
W: www.kilgraneyhouse.com
A: Kilgraney
Bagenalstown
Co. Carlow

Opening Hours:

April – September, Thursday – Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Groups by appointment.

Admission fee applies.

Herb Gardens at Kilgraney House

Consisting of a series of interconnecting herbal gardens there is a large kitchen garden, a tea walk, a medicinal herb courtyard, a medieval monastic herb garden and a garden of aromatic and fragrant herbs. The enclosed kitchen garden consists of gravel paths and eleven raised timber beds of varying sizes grouped to form a modern rectangular ‘’potager’’.

Medicinal Herb Garden - Kilgraney House

Medicinal Herb Garden – Kilgraney House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next to the kitchen garden is the tea walk, a short gravel path lined on one side with plants suitable for infusions and herbal teas. The medicinal garden, set in a granite courtyard, consists of nine raised beds in Irish oak timber. Each bed is planted with herbs suitable for treating a particular part of the body. In a lower courtyard is an aromatic garden planted with herbs for fragrance and also for their usefulness in cosmetic preparations. In an adjoining courtyard there is a modern interpretation of a medieval monastic herb garden with four oak raised beds surrounded on two sides by an oak timber cloister. A circular cosmic garden helps to explain and facilitate our understanding of the ancient belief that there is a connection between people, plants, planets and constellations.

The main house is not open to garden visitors but as a member of Ireland’s Blue Book is open for overnight stays. Ireland’s Blue Book festival event.

Herb Gardens at Kilgraney House

Herb Gardens at Kilgraney House