Fernhill House & Gardens

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Fernhill House was Clonakilty’s most luxurious Georgian mansion and the O’Neill family are restoring this opulence through our gardens. Our extensive gardens have many beautiful features which can be seen on the map below. Designed by infamous gardener Mary Reynolds, the best way to experience these truly unique gardens is to take a stroll through them yourself. Naturally beautiful in every season. Light up the Night Our gardens transform at night time into a magical setting with our beautiful fairy-lit bridge & gazebo. The latest addition to this is our pergola drip lights which create the illusion of a secret curtain leading to an enchanted garden. The perfect place for truly romantic photos. West Cork Garden Trail We are proud members of the West Cork Garden Trail. The trail has been in existence for 24 years and comprises of 22 beautiful gardens throughout West Cork. Although known for its wild, rugged beauty, West Cork is also blessed with a wide range of beautiful gardens that make the most of the mild climate, kept temperate by the Atlantic Gulf Stream that runs up the west coast of Ireland. The trail captures the best of this special landscape. Each garden is unique in its own wonderful way from country houses, sculpture gardens, small gardens with exotic species and more. You also have the opportunity to meet the lovely gardeners that tend these horticulture marvels. Enjoy. See Group Tours Guided group tours are available by appointment with Michael jnr, one of the fourth generation of the O'Neill family at Fernhill.