Nature Walk: Achill Island
Keel Lake, Achill, Co. Mayo
19 August, 1pm - 2:30pm
This open day at Monksgrange Garden will include a talk by garden historian and architect Patrick Bowe (2pm) followed by a guided tour by Jeremy Hill (3.30pm).
Sheltered by woodland, the garden is a collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, specimen trees and shrubs. The flame red embothriums and bright orange bark of myrtles give a subtropical feel to this 1920s garden laid out in Arts and Crafts style by Iris Orpen, whose descendants are the tenth generation to live here beneath Blackstairs Mountain.