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

Rebutia marsoneri from Argentina planted in the garden last autumn. First flower on it today. :)

Marieke & Denis play the first game of Aunt Sally in Ireland in Coolwater. The popularity of this game will soon sweep across Europe! :)


Growing in flagstone pavement.

Bellis "Strawberries & Cream", Nectaroscordum "Tripedale", mini Rhododendron, Orange Eye.

Coolwater Garden. shared a link.


Dwarf Rhododendron, which grows only about 3 inches high, Clematis marmoraria, also about 3 inches high, which was discovered in 1973, Anchusa cespitosa, an alpine whose startlingly blue flowers peep from underneath the foliage and an Aquilegia.

Indian rhubarb. (Darmera peltata).

Saxifraga "Bizourtouse", Androsace sarmentosa "Chumbyi", Armeria maritima "Rubra", Azara lanceolata.

1) Agave americana variegata. 2) Agave americana. 3) Canary Island Date palm & Fatsia japonica. 4) Bluebells in amongst Chinese Walking Stick Bamboo.

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