“The garden seems to flow effortlessly from one theme to another and you are surprised by something new with every turn. It houses numerous ‘miniature landscapes’ which display both plants and rocks to their best advantage. There is also a beautifully laid out water feature and an Arid bed within a short distance of it – not a mirage! The garden affords plenty of opportunity too, to sit down and absorb nature and wildlife in perfect harmony. There are few ‘places of interest’ where i have felt transported to such a peaceful haven. In this garden all your senses get a treat not to mention being treated to a wee glass of port by the garden’s accomplished and knowledgeable host, Kevin Begley.
Definately no ordinary garden – a must see!”
If you only visit one garden this year, visit this one!
“I visited Coolwater Garden, Fedamore, Co. Limerick, on 9th May, 2016. I have never seen a garden like it. The owner, Kevin Begley, is clearly a man of huge talent and creativity. His collection of alpines is astounding, his reconstruction of their natural environment is breathtaking. These little gems are surrounded by an enviable collection of rare trees and shrubs, an arid garden, and so much more. Beg for a private tour with Kevin, you won’t be disappointed. If you only visit one garden this year, visit this one!”
Thoroughly enjoyed my visit.
“I visited with my mum and spent a couple of hours at Coolwater. While my knowledge of plants is quite limited I thoroughly enjoyed my visit; Kevin, the garden’s owner and host for our visit was friendly, and knowledgeable. The garden is beautifully designed with so many plant varieties to look at and enjoy in a tranquil setting – the more you look the more you see”.
Many happy hours.
“A recent visit to Coolwater Garden was so much more than just a tour of a beautiful garden. Host Kevin Begley was extremely knowledgeable about many aspects of gardening, design and history. My companion and I whiled away a couple of hours listening intently to Kevin and learning about the development of his work of art”.
Wonderful artistic eye .
“I visited Coolwater Garden, Fedamore, Co. Limerick last Wednesday 18th May 2016 it is a small private carefully designed garden on half an acre. The owner Kevin Begley has a wonderful artistic eye for creativity and detail. The garden has an air of peace and tranquillity. The garden was full of colour with so, so many flowers and shrubs in bloom at this time of year”.