Primrose Hill

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    1/2/2018 - 28/2/2018
    Members Events
    Primrose Lane, Lucan, Co Dublin

    2-6pm daily

    Primrose Hill is a most endearing garden and the way it is hidden away down a laneway in the middle of Lucan gives a pleasing sense of discovery. An avenue of beech trees with bulbs and cyclamen around their feet offers a suitably grand approach to a charming Regency House attributed to Gandon. Behind it is a garden full of colourful plant characters, created by two generations of the Hall family, with many lovely old fashioned cultivars. 

    Primrose Hill is one of the most charming gardens in the country.  Attached to a fine Regency house attributed to the famous eighteenth-century architect James Gandon, it is a plantsman’s garden, created over the past fifty years by the Hall family.  That said, it has the look of a garden from another age; an old-fashioned, quirky, personal and colourful place, chock-full of plants, flowers and scents.

    The impressive, hardworking Robin Hall tends this stuffed-to-capacity garden. His mother Cecily began the work here in the 1950s when she took on the long-neglected site, turning it into a garden with a particular leaning towards old-fashioned cultivars.

    The garden now has one of the largest collections of small flowering plants in the country, a famous collection of snowdrops, which can be seen during the spring, many varieties of lobelias and a developing five-acre arboretum.

    Posted: 1/2/2018

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