Follow me down the lane …..

Follow me down the lane …..

… through the blue gate into the restored Victorian Walled Garden of Kylemore Abbey … (restoration began in 1996) …

.. which is completely enclosed with brick and limestone wall
A stream divides the two halves of the garden … the Flower Garden …

… and the Kitchen Garden ..

… part of the Kitchen Garden as a section for herbs – medicinal, aromatic and culinary ..


Here is another part of the flower garden showing one of the two restored glasshouses, of which there were originally 21 ! Part of a wall of another being restored at present is seen at the bottom of pic ..

.. which were all heated by means of a limestone kiln underground and grids through which the heated air came through ..

Would have loved to have paged through these old gardening books …

… which are on display in the restored Head Gardener’s House … seen on left with the blue ‘brookie lace’ gables and windows ….

Also shown in photo above is the restored Labourers’ Bothy … and below – the side door of the bothy … note the well-worn step under the door …

Broken clay pots next to the steps going down the limestone kiln …


Beautiful trees shade another part of the garden which is filled with shade loving plants …

.. and a bench or two … to rest awhile …

.. beside the trickling stream …

…. where you can see the fluttering butterflies …

… and catch the scent of fruit ripening on the plants trained against the surrounding walls ..

… and the rain-washed apples

Midday made it difficult for photos .. but it’s a beautiful and interesting garden ! So glad you came with me …

6 Replies to “Follow me down the lane …..”

  1. Thank you for inviting me down the lane with you today, was a beautiful walk, love the garden and amazing photo's once again…love seeing you in one of them..with your camera!!!x

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this: