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Caher Bridge Garden

Formoyle West, Ballyvaughan, Ireland
+353 65 707 6225
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An evolving garden from the heart

We are artists who love gardens and keenly value nature, so this was a very happy time! I would... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2017
LovelyViews
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A garden that defies its location

Despite the misty rain,the garden visit left us energised and with ideas to bring home.This is a... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
Trish F
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Limerick, Ireland
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A one acre, award winning plantsman's garden situated in the beautiful Caher Valley in the heart of the Burren. The garden was begun in 1999 and has been specifically designed to 'blend' into, and incorporate it's surrounding landscape. Many 'native' plants are used, along with an extensive collection of garden plants. There are several noteable collections including Brunnera, Galanthus, Ferns, Hostas, Primula,Arisaema,and crocosmia. The garden includes a section of the Caher river, ponds and water features. There are interesting design elements, and a wealth of creative stonework including a 'Moon Window' built from local stone. It has been featured in many magazines, newspapers and is included in the book "The top 100 Gardens of Ireland" The garden is open from March to November, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please ring for details. All visits are by guided tour. Photography is allowed. Unfortunately the garden is NOT suitable for children under 16 years.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Formoyle West, Ballyvaughan, Ireland
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+353 65 707 6225

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

We are artists who love gardens and keenly value nature, so this was a very happy time! I would say "ditto" to the previous well-written remarks. So I will only add that we found our appreciation for this special garden also evolved as we listened...More

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Carl w, Owner at Caher Bridge Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Wow! thank you very much for leaving such a great review. It's lovely to know that people enjoy their visit so much, and for different reasons. A good part of my inspiration and the 'drive' to continue, comes from visitor reaction and feedback so it...More

Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Despite the misty rain,the garden visit left us energised and with ideas to bring home.This is a garden which is constantly adapting and evolving. It reflects its owner, Carl Wright, who with an ecological insight, is determined to conquer physical hurdles such as a site...More

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Carl w, Owner at Caher Bridge Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Thanks a million Trish for taking the time to write such a positive review of your visit. :-) It's always good to hear that visitors enjoy their experience and appreciate what I have achieved here. Next time you visit I hope it's not misty rain...More

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

So pleased we were able to visit this wonderful garden and see a wide range of plants and what can be achieved by one man. The hard construction has to be seen to be believed. A good excuse for a return visit.

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Carl w, Owner at Caher Bridge Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Thank you Susan for taking the time to review your visit here. I'm pleased to hear you were impressed and enjoyed your visit. I hope you will be able to return one day to see how the project is progressing.

Reviewed 25 May 2017

Anyone with even a cursory interest in gardens and plants could not fail to be impressed; Carl has done an astonishing job in converting a wild hillside into a charming and incredibly well-stocked garden. How ? Tons after ton of topsoil, and innumerable hours of...More

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Carl w, Owner at Caher Bridge Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

Thanks very much Frank for taking the time to review your visit. It's very much appreciated and always good to know people are happy with their visit here. I hope one day you will be able to return to see the progress.

Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

This garden is a hidden gem that is packed full of rare and indigenous plants. It is a labour of love and constantly evolving. Definitely worth a visit for the plant enthusiast or anyone with an interest in garden design. I adored it.More

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Carl w, Owner at Caher Bridge Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the garden. It is always good to know that visitors enjoy their experience here, and positive visitor feedback is an important force in encouraging me to continue expanding the project! :-) Hope you'll be...More

Reviewed 21 September 2016

Just spent a glorious two hour guided tour around this hidden gem in the Burren area near Fanore. Carl gave an enthralling history of how his garden has been created (and still evolving!). Much back breaking work moving stones, bringing in soil (tons of it)...More

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Carl w, Owner at Caher Bridge Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

Thanks so much Adeline for taking the time to write a review. I'm always pleased to know that people enjoy their visit here. What a day you picked to visit though!! The fact that you enjoyed it so much on such an awful day is...More

Reviewed 6 September 2016

Caher Bridge Garden is one of the most delightful gardens I have ever visited. (And I've seen many ......US, UK, Germany, Netherlands etc). Starting with a sizable piece of property without any topsoil, owner Carl W. has turned this into a masterpiece of botanical wonders...More

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Carl w, Owner at Caher Bridge Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

Thanks so much for such a lovely review of your visit. Always good to get positive feedback from visitors. ... It's an important aspect of keeping 'the show on the road', and gives me inspiration for future planning. Hope that one day you might be...More

Reviewed 17 August 2016

Whether it is the genetics of snowdrops or photography or how to attract bats or how to keep out feral goats, Carl is a font of knowledge. The garden is real oasis and you just have to look at the wild hazel brush in neighbouring...More

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 8 July 2016

We found the garden by chance when we were walking the Caher Valley loop and went back the next day to join Carl,s tour of the garden. What a wonderful experience an explosion of colour and exciting mixture of native and cultivated plants. Carl works...More

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Carl w, Owner at Caher Bridge Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2016

Thanks a million for taking the time to review your visit here. It's always great to get positive feedback from visitors and to know they enjoyed the time spent here. I hope you had a good time in The Burren and I hope you'll be...More

Reviewed 3 July 2016

Surrounded and underlaid by limestone burren landscape and bound on one side by the pristine Caher river, Carl has forged an amazing relationship with the land in this beautiful garden. Its a sensual journey through the space, with visual, auditory, olfactory messages being the dominant...More

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Gallifreyguy, Owner at Caher Bridge Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2016

Wow! ...Thanks so much Mary for taking the time to write such a beautiful review. ... I think i'll have to visit this place one day! :-) I'm so pleased you both enjoyed your visit so much and that you were able to really appreciate...More

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Hello and thank you for your enquiry. To book a visit to the garden either ring, email or facebook message a few days in advance of your preferred day for visiting. We are open most, but NOT EVERY day during May. All visits... More
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