Created by garden designer Arthur Shackleton, Fruitlawn Garden in County Laois 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 display a mass of changing colour and texture throughout the summer. There is also an oak copse under planted with lots of spring bulbs, and a fruit and vegetable garden which includes more unusual plants like seakale, asparagus, blue potatoes and wine berries.
A small orchard is set in a wildflower 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.
Visit the website for details of upcoming open days, or to arrange a private viewing appointment.
Include a visit to the Heritage House in nearby Abbeyleix for some wonderful insights into the local area and beyond.