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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Grange Stone Circle. Only a couple of minutes away from Coolwater. It's the largest stone circle in Ireland.

Solitary specimens make you concentrate on them.

Misty evening in Coolwater.

I'm getting pretty impressed with all my cactus growing outside. Didn't think they'd all flower so much. Here's another, flowering this morning. (Just hoping we won't get a very hard winter)


Relaxing in the Floating Pagoda.


In Coolwater, a "Borrowed View" has been made through an oval, put into trellis, of a castle behind us (More of a fortified tower, really). This is a photograph of a cow that made its way up the stone spiral staircase to the top of the castle a few years ago. (Apparently cows can go up stairs but can't descend stairs.They are also not successful at base jumping.)

Lilium nepalense, Suicide Lily (Gladiolus flanaganii) Hebe, Sedum oreganum, Teucrium ackermanii.

Peter & Amanda chilling in Coolwater. A hot day and the coolness of the water (or the beer!) :)

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