See some of the highlights you can look forward to in our gallery of Garinish Island photos!
Just a 15-minute boat trip from the West Cork coastline, the gardens on Garinish Island are a delight to explore for visitors of all ages. Visit the sunken pool in what’s known as the island’s Italian garden, climb to the island’s viewing points to look out over Bantry Bay and the Beara peninsula, or wander through the walled garden, where long herbaceous borders and formal planting contrast with the wilder Robinsonian gardens you’ll find elsewhere on the island.
And make the most of the boat journey there and back, which gives you the opportunity to see and appreciate the rich biodiversity of Glengarriff harbour and Bantry Bay.
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We provide regular updates there on any weather-related delays or our very rare cancellations.
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What’s a Robinsonian garden?
In the last decade of the 19th-century, the Irish gardener William Robinson pioneered the idea of the ‘wild garden’. He wasn’t asking gardeners to stop work or let nature run wild.
Instead, he promoted the idea that gardeners could celebrate and work with natural beauty, and we can see his influence at work in the gardens on Garinish Island.