Rathmichael Lodge, a charming rambling house, situated between the mountains and the sea, has an enchanting 2.5ha old-world garden. It reflects the characters of Corinne and Richard Hewat and exudes atmosphere, fragrance and colour due, in part, to the over one hundred roses that grow there.
Old roses and modern hybrids, climbers and shrubs - they revel in the benign climate of this garden and they proliferate on walls, through apple trees, around an ancient orchard and mingle in abundant borders with other rare and interesting plants. A particularly inspiring sight is Rosa 'Parade' growing on the back wall of the ochre- coloured house.
Paths lead through the colourful borders to a vegetable garden, tennis court and up a hazel walk to a pavilion in a tranquil meadow, guarded by an ever-present resident fox!
Leave M50 at Junction 16 and follow signs to N11, Wexford. Join N11 and take Shankill exit from Loughlinstown Hospital roundabout. First right (Stonebridge Road). Left at 1st roundabout (to Rathmichael). Left at next roundabout (Ballybride Road). 4th entrance on right (white gate & railings).
May-July, by appointment only
Tea/coffee and biscuits available by arrangement (€3.00 per person)
Best time to Visit:
May to mid July
Corinne & Richard Hewat
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