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Coolwater Garden

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Where alpine plants thrive in Co. Limerick

We enjoyed our tour of Kevin's alpine plants, maples, cactus and much more when we visited his... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jenny D
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London, United Kingdom
Something to cool the mind and refresh the spirit

This garden is truly a botanists dream and a tourists paradise. The breadth of knowledge of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Horatio-Gonzalez
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Barcelona, Spain
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Visits MUST be booked in advance to avoid disappointment. Coolwater, a wonderfully different garden on half an acre, steps to the beat of a different drum with its absolutely breathtaking Water Garden, many stunning alpine troughs chockerblock with...more
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Skule | Fedamore, Limerick V35 YN29, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our tour of Kevin's alpine plants, maples, cactus and much more when we visited his garden. The garden is full of beauty, imagination and clever recycling of materials. He made us feel very welcome and was able to tell us all about the...More

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kindredspiritIreland, Owner at Coolwater Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your very nice review, Jenny and I'm glad the three of you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This garden is truly a botanists dream and a tourists paradise. The breadth of knowledge of the owner Kevin Begley is insightful at this peaceful garden. The tour takes you through the world of rare and interesting plants from all over the globe, past small...More

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kindredspiritIreland, Owner at Coolwater Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your positive review, Horatio-Gonzalez.

Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

2 informative hours spent in a wonderful rockery garden with specialized plants and a suprise pond full of lilies, native water plants, moore hens and wildlife. Thank you Kevin for the tour of your garden!

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kindredspiritIreland, Owner at Coolwater Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you Erika for your lovely review. Great to see you and glad you enjoyed the garden and I hope you got some different ideas from it.

Reviewed August 13, 2018

We rang Kevin to organise a visit & from first contact he was most welcoming, On arrival Kevin showed us around & shared his detailed knowledge & experience, giving a wealth of gardeners tips & tricks. His garden is beautiful & I was particularly taken...More

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kindredspiritIreland, Owner at Coolwater Garden, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Thank you very much for your lovely review Carol and Martin. I hope that you picked up some ideas that you can use yourselves. You're very welcome to visit again and you can even bring in the other white occupants of your car as long...More

Reviewed August 12, 2018

we were a group of five and kevin gave us so much of his time. His passion for his garden is clear. The garden is so interesting and Kevins knowledge is clear to see. It is great to hear his plans for the future. His...More

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kindredspiritIreland, Owner at Coolwater Garden, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Thank you very much for your lovely review, Joan.Glad you enjoyed the garden and also sitting on the patio by the Water Garden having a relaxing time.

Reviewed July 25, 2018

My children and I visited Coolwater Garden.Kevin,the host,was so kind and patient and enthusiastically gave us a wonderful guided tour.So so many interesting and varied plants,tress etc and a wonderful surprise around the back! My children were delighted with the refreshments provided by Kevin.We came...More

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kindredspiritIreland, Owner at Coolwater Garden, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2018

Very happy that your group enjoyed Coolwater, Natt and thank you very much for taking the time to review the garden. Kevin.

Reviewed July 18, 2018

Highly recommended! Our host and guide Kevin, was very informative and inspirational with all the information and advice freely given on the tour of the garden's and pond. The garden is well designed and mature with an air of tranquility enveloped around the whole garden....More

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kindredspiritIreland, Owner at Coolwater Garden, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2018

Thank you for your review, Stuart. Lovely to see you and Wendy enjoy your time here. You are welcome to call again. Kevin.

Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed a tour of this beautiful & tranquil garden today. Brimming with the most unusual flowers, plants, trees and endless amount of rocks/stones/features from all over the world, a very different & unique experience with several ponds & wildlife! Would highly recommend!

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kindredspiritIreland, Owner at Coolwater Garden, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018

Thank you very much Triona for your review. Glad you enjoyed your visit. You must spend longer next time.

Reviewed May 5, 2018

Visited Coolwater Garden and had a guided tour with Kevin last week. Wow! So many unusual and interesting alpine and rock plants presented stylishly in containers. His large pond is enviable and the sound of bubbling water is calming. Well done Kevin on a beautiful...More

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Reviewed April 12, 2018

We had a most enjoyable afternoon walking around Coolwater with Kevin as guide. He had a vast collection of most unusual plants from all over the world. Each trough and pot was filled with texture and colour. Rocks from various locations added to the display....More

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kindredspiritIreland, Owner at Coolwater Garden, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2018

Thank you very much for your review, Maria and I'm glad the two of you enjoyed Coolwater, even though the day was cold. Looking forward to seeing you again in the summer.

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The guided tour, which is included in the admission price, takes around 1 hour and 40 minutes and then allow 30 minutes for free refreshments, so you should allow at least 2 hours. People often stay longer and we won't throw... More
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