Victorian Working Garden at Fota House

This wonderful horticultural Victorian Working Garden is set in the
stunning surroundings of Fota House, Arboretum and Gardens in East
Cork. Dating to the late Victorian period, it comprises three stand-
alone glasshouses, pit houses and bothy building that were all fully
restored in 2011. Managed by the Irish Heritage Trust since 2007, the
volunteering re-development project ‘Bringing Fota’s Walled Garden
back to life’ was recognised with the award of the prestigious
European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award in

Volunteers will give a tour on the history of the working gardens
including the orchard, which is normally concealed behind closed
gates. Visitors are welcome to walk around this reclaimed space and
explore the working glasshouses and pit houses; buy some of the
volunteers’ wonderful plants, sit on a well-positioned bench and take
in the atmosphere.

Victorian Working Garden at Fota House, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork.
Tel: 021 481 5543

Opening hours: Open all year round. Tours available upon request.
There is ample parking and coaches are very welcome.
RHSI members get 50% discount admission on production of current
membership cards.

Upcoming Events

The 2018 programme features a seminar on GARDENING FOR WILDLIFE  on 3 March with experts John Anderson (Windsor Great Park), Niall Hatch (Birdwatch Ireland) and Peter Whyte (Landscape designer and writer).  Then there will be two practical workshops at Russborough on PRUNING and on GARDEN DESIGN. In July the second GARDEN SHOW will be held at Russborough.

RHSI members have priority booking privileges but many events are also open to other interested gardeners.

RHSI Annual Public Seminar

Saturday 03 March, 2018

Garden Design Workshop

Saturday 14 April, 2018

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

Saturday 24 March, 2018

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Ballymaloe Cookery School

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Benvarden Garden

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Blarney Castle and Gardens

Burtown House and Gardens

Colclough Walled Garden

Coolaught Walled Garden

Festina Lente

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Glebe Gardens

Glenavon Japanese Garden

June Blake’s Garden, Blessington

Kilfane Glen and Waterfall

Killruddery House and Gardens

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Kylemore Abbey Victorian Walled Garden

Lodge Park Walled Garden

Loughcrew Gardens

Mount Usher Gardens

Newtownbarry House and Garden

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Old Deanery Garden

Rothe House Museum and Garden

Salthill Garden

Seaforde Gardens

Strokestown Park Gardens

Terra Nova Gardens

The Bay Garden

The Dower House

Tullynally Castle Gardens

Tyrrelstown House Garden

Victorian Working Garden at Fota House

Woodville Walled Garden