Garinish Island, Glengarriff

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A short ferry ride away in the harbor of Glengarrif in Bantry Bay, Garinish Island is a lush island filled with stunning gardens and rare plants from around the world. Harold Peto designed the now-famous gardens in the 19th century for the island's owners, Annan and Violet Bryce. Since it was given to the state in 1953, this island has become a popular tourist site because of its beautiful walkways. Stroll through the property, which covers 15 hectares (37 acres), and view the world-renowned gardens with plants that are only able to grow in this area's mild microclimate. Visit historic structures on the island, including a Grecian temple, Martello Tower, and Italian casita. Using our custom trip planner, Glengarriff attractions like Garinish Island can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We spent a lovely morning on Garnish. As keen Gardner’s both my husband and I found the Island fascinating. We very much appreciated the gardeners taking time to answer our queries.  more »
  • What a wonderful experience. We done the tour of the house first which is well worth a visit to give you the history of the island. Quite amazing place to give to the country. The gardens are the most...  more »
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  • Heaven looks like this beautiful Island
  • Enjoyed the boat trip, the seals in the harbour. And the beautiful gardens. A lovely day out
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