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Glenview Gardens

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Address: Glen View Desert | Enniskeane, Cork, Ireland
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+353 23 884 7230

A beautiful 3 acre garden with amazing designs and fun for all the family...

A beautiful 3 acre garden with amazing designs and fun for all the family in West Cork, including a Hobbit House and Fairies Trail. This 3 acre garden is full of surprises with each garden style flowing into the next. The front garden contains a sunken white garden, an Italianate canal and a Japanese garden. The boundary wisteria walk opens out into the bog garden and woodland area, from where you can continue to the tea house to enjoy a view of the Mediterranean and tropical gardens. Wander over the birch mound, which is surrounded by the wildflower meadow, into the walled kitchen garden to view the seasonal vegetables. The kids will have great fun visiting the Hobbit House built right through the birch mound or searching for the fairy houses in the Fairies woods. View the Budgies, Parakeets, Finches, Ducks and Chickens in the Aviary.

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Great for all ages.

I chose to go while my son was visiting from the UK with his wife and children (1 and 2 years old). We were completely amazed and delighted. We were so lucky to have it more or... read more

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Hazel B
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I chose to go while my son was visiting from the UK with his wife and children (1 and 2 years old). We were completely amazed and delighted. We were so lucky to have it more or less to ourselves on a warm Friday afternoon. The toddlers particularly enjoyed the fish ponds, the fairy houses (dotted all around the place),... More 

Thank Hazel B
Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This garden is a treat for all ages. Deceptive from the outside, but a good deceptive as you have no idea of the sheer amount on display once you enter. The hobbit house is the cherry on top in my opinion along with the various birds and of course the pygmy goats Tom & Jerry! Compared to other gardens I've... More 

Thank jennyrose2017
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6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife suggested visiting Glenview, I knew nothing about it beforehand but was really pleased with the visit. A really nice garden which kept my 6 year old busy while we were there. He loved the Hobbit house and birds. Well worth a visit, if you can bring a picnic as there is plenty of places to sit and eat.

Thank DamianCreedon
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

Spent a lovely afternoon here with our 2 daughters (12 and 9 years old). The place is a little deceptive as it doesn't look great from the outside. However once you get inside you'll discover some beautifully planned and cared for gardens. Couple of nice picnic sports can be found and the Hobbit House is absolutely amazing! Kids spent hours... More 

2 Thank FrancisfMurtagh
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

A must see for anyone who loves a great garden, i have been here a few times, not gotten there yet this year, there is something for everyone, the little ones are catered for so well, with a hobbit house & so much more. If you are in the are on a nice afternoon, call and see how stunning it... More 

1 Thank Jacky Q
Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Perfect day out, my 3 year old daughter loved it. Still talking about it. will visit again, lovely day out.

1 Thank Santababy_1981
County Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I visited Glenview gardens with my 13 year old cousin, who was on holidays from the UK. We went to see the Hobbit House. I thought that would be the main feature of the gardens and we would spend about 15 minutes there. I was completely wrong. The gardens themselves are amazing! There are lots of different areas to explore... More 

1 Thank 104jacquieo
Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

Visited Glenview gardens with inlaws and kids last weekend. The weather was great which is a must for a visit to Glenview. The hobbit house is first class, and was the one think the kids enjoyed exploring. The gardens themselves are very well laid out and I am sure if you interested in gardening you would appreciate it a lot... More 

1 Thank mcrexon
Cork, Ireland
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

well maintained gardens absolutely worth the visit, recommended if passing by, totally chilled setting

1 Thank hazelallen1988
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

The amount of work put into the garden by the owner David is incredible! Excellent experience def recommend ! Nice touch with a real fire burning in the house. Great attention to detail.

1 Thank Luke A

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