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Kilmokea Gardens

Great Island, Campile, Ireland
+353 51 388 109
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This is a great spot, on a good day for families with young children. So much for them to see and... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
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Lovely gardens

Gardens are beautiful, a lot of different areas to explore and a nice way to spend An afternoon... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
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Originally started in 1947 these gardens host a wide selection of rare and tender trees and shrubs. With over 130 different species the garden is a delight to both the keen amateur and the more serious horticulturist. Presently Kilmokea Gardens holds an Irish Heritage Garden certificate which is a justifiable reward for 65 years of creation and dedication.These Peaceful Gardens are laid out around a pretty Georgian house on Great Island overlooking the River Barrow. The house looks out over the walled garden which leads to the large five acre woodland garden & the Fruit & Vegetable potager growing produce for the Garden Café visitors and House Guests. There is a Fairy Village, the first of its kind in Ireland and 'The Myrtle Wood' children's story. Mr & Mrs Hedgehog and Freddie Fox await the arrival of the children to tell their story. To depict the historical influence of Kilmokea, there is a small Viking settlement and a Norman Motte & Baily. Our Café serves Organic and Wexford produce daily and our Craft & Fairy shop is open from 10 - 5pm too.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average17%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible5%
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“fairy garden” (5 reviews)
“tea room” (7 reviews)
“pirate ship” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Great Island, Campile, Ireland
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

This is a great spot, on a good day for families with young children. So much for them to see and explore and fire up their imagination.

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Kilmokea, Owner at Kilmokea Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

delighted you all enjoyed your visit to Kilmokea

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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Gardens are beautiful, a lot of different areas to explore and a nice way to spend An afternoon. Nice fairy gardens, pirate ship and more . There's a tea room but no picnic area evident. Lack of interaction from staff, there was no information given...More

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Kilmokea, Owner at Kilmokea Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Delighted you enjoyed Kilmokea Gardens. Thank you for your comments regarding interaction, we strive to inform our guests about the Gardens & History of Kilmokea. Mark & I have trained all our staff very well on customer service and how important it is to spend...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Visited on Monday morning, with my wife and 3yo son. We followed around the "fairy walk" discovering the different stop-off points like the Norman castle, old west wagon etc, my son had a great time discovering each different point. The gardens themselves are beautiful and...More

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Kilmokea, Owner at Kilmokea Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

thank you for your review. We are delighted that the whole family enjoyed kilmokea Gardens, their peace and beauty and wooden interests for the younger members.

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Reviewed 29 June 2017

Lovely tranquil gardens, with a bit of fun for children, a joy. There are woodland bits, herbaceousborders, a vegetable garden, including a pollytunnel. On mondays the gardener offers a conducted tour to guests, which l gather is very interesting, although l have no first hand...More

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Mark H, Owner at Kilmokea Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write about Kilmokea, Pam. We're continuously developing the gardens so everyone of all ages can enjoy them. It's really uplifting to get your positive comments and we hope you'll visit us again soon. We're hosting a theatrical production...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2017

We toured the gardens on a beautiful sunny morning, it is exceptionally well laid out, with a lot of areas of interest to both children and those who are young at heart! I would be amazed if there wasnt something to catch your eye and...More

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Reviewed 14 November 2016

The main garden is very well laid out and very much liked the fairy garden Would be great for children

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Reviewed 17 September 2016

This garden is unusual as there are features that you won't find in many other gardens. I imagine children would love it because of the fairy theme in parts of the garden. This is not a formal garden as you would normally expect but more...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2016

Something for all ages, the gardens were beautiful, with lots of nooks and crannies with different aspects, a great deal of though has gone into the Kilmokea Gardens. A very nice tea room is attached.

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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Awful microwaved stale scones and very weak tea....dosent take 40 minutes to make and bake scones so stale is unacceptable...although we didnt view the gardens they did look beautiful!

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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Kilmokea Gardens is a 'must see' if visiting Wexford. It is the place of adventures and fairytales from your youth and relived in the most magicial way. There is an abundance of entertainment for all ages! The Gardens themselves are a site to behold with...More

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Kilmokea, Owner at Kilmokea Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2016

Oh... thank you! We are delighted that you love Kilmokea! We look after it with love and care and it means so much that so many have such a wonderful time here. Blessings to you.

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