Ballymaloe Cookery School Gardens

Ballymaloe Cookery School Gardens

Ballymaloe Cookery School Gardens

Ballymaloe Cookery School Gardens

Ballymaloe Cookery School Gardens

Ballymaloe Cookery School Gardens

Ballymaloe Cookery School Gardens

Ballymaloe Cookery School Gardens

Ballymaloe Cookery School Gardens

Ballymaloe Cookery School Gardens

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What to See

Walk through the little wooden gate at the entrance to Ballymaloe Cookery School and step into a veritable Eden. Beyond the main cookery school building (once an old apple store), lie several captivating gardens – some carefully designed and highly ornate, others allowed to grow wild at certain times of the year. Each space has a unique personality and a special story of its own to communicate. 
 
The gardens may be enjoyed one by one over the course of several visits to the school. Ideally, however, a most pleasurable morning or afternoon can be passed meandering from one to the next. Our popular Garden Tours, conducted by our knowledgeable Garden Guides, are an absolute must for anyone keen to learn more about:
 
  • The history of the gardens
  • The astonishing variety of plants and flowers
  • Daily maintenance and seasonal planting
  • Organic composting 

Quaker Interest: The Strangman family former owners of the garden had a son Thomas Wilson and his wife Sarah Louisa (Pike) took a special interest in developing the garden and one of their daughter’s Lydia took particular pleasure gardening with her mother. Lydia’s Garden is one of the most charming of the Ballymaloe Cookery School Gardens to this day with its pretty border, Summer House and pond. Viola’s flourished in a separate area of the garden which became known as the Violet farm, the Quaker Strangman’s sold the pretty posies of this fashionable flower in the London Flower markets.

Quiet Space

Meander through the beautiful gardens at Ballymaloe settle into your favourite quiet corner and find a little of natures wonder in the many  contemplative spaces in this garden full of scents and tastes and beauty.  

Opening Times

Garden Opening Hours

Glasshouse Opening Hours

Contact

Ballymaloe Cookery School
Shanagarry
Co. Cork
Ireland
P25 R274
 
Tel: + 353 21 464 6785