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Fruitlawn Garden
Abbeyleix/Shanahoe
Laois
Republic of Ireland

Created 10 years ago by garden designer Arthur Shackleton, Fruitlawn Garden covers approximately 1 acre within a walled setting. The garden has a formal layout, with paths, hedges and a hornbeam tunnel dividing it across the middle.

The different spaces within the garden include large perennial borders, which have a mass of changing colour and texture throughout the summer. There is also an oak copse under planted with lots of spring bulbs, a fruit and vegetable garden area, which includes more unusual plants like seakale, asparagus, blue potatoes and wineberries.

A small orchard is set in a wild flower meadow. A small, formal pool, a yew hedged recreation space and many unusual and beautiful plants complete the picture. The plants in the garden include many rare and special varieties collected over the years from some of Ireland's best gardens. Many of these are for sale in the garden.

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Opening Months

Open by appointment only from early March to the end of September.

Admission Prices

For admission prices, methods of payment, facilities, etc, please telephone, or refer to website.

Garden Courses for 2016: Spring, Saturday, April 16th - Get some inspiration to plan ahead - layout, design & colourful planting. | Rose Day, Saturday, July 16th. Learn all about roses. | Autumn: Saturday, October 8th, put your garden to bed for the coming Winter months. Course includes pruning, composting, dividing up and planning for the coming year. | Open Days: Sunday, June 26th, a donation to Alzheimers. Unusual plants for sale. | Plant Sale - Saturday, September 10th - unusual plants for sale.

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