Coolwater Garden

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Address: Fedamore, Co. Limerick, V35 YN29, IE

About Coolwater Garden

Coolwater, a wonderfully, artistically designed garden on half an acre, steps to the beat of a different drum with its absolutely breathtaking Water Garden, many, many stunning alpine troughs crammed with choice specimens and an almost chimerical West Garden.

Don’t expect any lawns and borders in Coolwater! Overlooked on one side by Skule Hill and the other by Rockstown Castle, it has been designed for year round structure and shape with the two West Garden ponds and the Water Garden also encouraging a superabundance of aquatic wildlife.

Ensure you bring your camera as it is almost certainly one of the most photogenic smaller gardens on the island of Ireland. Owner and gardener Kevin Begley is always on hand to show you the garden and to talk about the planting. A guided tour for plant lovers, which has to be previously booked, takes about one hour and twenty minutes and then there's biscuits, coffee and a chat and maybe even a glass of port!

Explore Coolwater

West Garden

  • Sandstone Pavement 
  • Ponds 
  • Japanese Maple Bed 
  • Juniper Bed 
  • Alpine Troughs 
  • Bamboo Grove

The Watergarden

  • Water Garden 
  • Alpine Troughs 
  • Bamboo Groves 
  • Arid Bed 
  • Heath Section

Entrance and Times

  • €8 per person
  • Opening hours 9am to 5pm, January to December by appointment
  • Please phone 087 2584716 in advance
  • Coach and car parking available

Group bookings

  • Tour operators, coach companies, language schools and group organizers are invited to book in advance.

Special Events at Coolwater

  • Coolwater Garden is an ideal setting for wedding photographs.
  • A perfect location for art classes.
  • Those organizing these are very welcome to contact us.
  • Please enquire well in advance.

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Recent Posts

Not the best pictures because I was whizzing around quickly but Hey! Ho!
1) Hebe "Burning Heart" in the black pot,
2) Fothergilla major,
3) Confetti Bush, a Fynbos plant, just starting to flower (Would love to have more Fynbos plants but I have limey soil)
4) and lastly, a newly planted Aethionema "Warley Rose" in a wall pot.

Fritillaria imperialis, dual-coloured Gentian, the black-flowered Primula auricula "Sooty" and Fritillaria meleagris in the undergrowth.

Japanese maples on steroids this Spring.


Miniature Rhododendron "Snipe", Tulips, Bellis "Strawberries & Cream", Cassiope.

Water colour painting of Coolwater by a 'soon to be famous' artist.
Personally guided tours of Coolwater, inc. refreshments, kept at €8 p.p. for 2019.


Miniature Korean Pine with last year's cones and the just emerging ones of this year.

Coolwater Garden. shared a link.


Another trough done yesterday.

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