Knockrose is situated 500 feet above sea level nestling on the shoulder of The Scalp, a geological feature formed by the melting waters of a glacier. Tom and Trish Farrell are the owners and custodians of this beautifully cultivated unique garden, which is backed by an old mixed forest. Attached to a traditional farmhouse and buildings, it has been evolving over the last seventy years.
The garden is packed with cottage garden plants, shrubs and trees interspersed with areas of lawn, a vegetable plot and secluded seating. Late May sees the scented deciduous azaleas in bloom and late June/early July is heavenly perfumed by roses and philadelphus. Old granite mushrooms, stepping stones and standing stones along with a variety of sculptures feature throughout.
This garden is a very special place worthy of visits from horticulturists, hobby gardeners and those who just enjoy beautiful, peaceful surroundings.
On the Kilternan/Enniskerry road R117. Travelling from Enniskerry, 1st entrance on right after Scalp Service Station. Travelling from Kilternan, 1st entrance on left after Scalp Wood Nurseries. Concealed entrance.
Mid May to August.
Groups only (Minimum 4) - Any time by appointment.
Tea/coffee and homemade biscuits available by arrangement (€3.00 per person) .
Guided tours. Plants for sale, Not suitable for wheelchairs or children. No dogs.
Best time to Visit:
Patricia & Tom Farrell