There is plenty on offer for garden enthusiasts and those wishing to enjoy the natural environment, from stately gardens, nature reserves, forest parks and community gardens to explore. Many gardens in the area are also part of the West Cork Garden Trail. This is the perfect base to enjoy the spectacular gardens which extend all over the West Cork region.
Shaped like an ice-cream cone and situated directly by the sea with extensive views over Dunmanus Bay, Kilravock Garden (1.7acres) is a moody Robinsonian-style coastal garden featuring a very large range of exotic shrubs and trees and selected native products that thrive in the relatively mild microclimate there. A vast number of plants from all over the globe are to be found in different, contrasting zones, for example the Mediterranean Garden, the Woodlands Garden and the Southern Hemisphere Walk.