Coolwater, an artistically designed, half acre garden, steps to the beat of a different drum. It has its wonderful Water Garden, many, many alpine troughs crammed with choice specimens and a chimerical West Garden.
No lawns and borders to be found in this garden! Overlooked on either side by Skule Hill and Rockstown Castle, it has been designed for year round structure and shape with the two West Garden ponds and the Water Garden bringing a superabundance of aquatic wildlife.
Open strictly by appointment only, ensure you bring your camera as it is one of the most photogenic smaller gardens on the island of Ireland. Owner and gardener Kevin Begley is always on hand to show you the garden and to talk about the planting. A guided tour for plant lovers at set times (must be previously booked) takes about one hour and twenty minutes and afterwards there’s biscuits, tea, coffee, chat and maybe even a glass of port!