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
2015.

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
Email: info@fotahouse.com

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

We organise garden visits and garden-orientated tours in Ireland and overseas. We have a winter lecture programme, practical gardening workshops in Spring and Summer, a list of Partner Gardens, the RHSI Journal published three times a year, the RHSI  restoration of the walled garden at Russborough as our charity focus and an exciting Bicentenary Seminar planned for the RDS in September 2016. RHSI members have priority booking privileges but many events are also open to other interested gardeners.

RHSI Lecture by Hestor Forde

Wednesday 06 December, 2017

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Salthill Garden

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Victorian Working Garden at Fota House

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