Mornington Garden

Trees and shrubs in a shaded area with a lawn in the background
  • Hidden gem

Mornington Garden is situated beside Killiney Hill, just above the beautiful heritage village of Dalkey, County Dublin. It has been in the Bowring family for well over 50 years. Open by appointment, please phone or email in advance to confirm.

Mornington Garden is a large family friendly garden, originally planted between 1935 and 1940. Garden designer and horticulturist, Annmarie Bowring, has been actively developing the garden into a truly all round family one. This includes a play area for children, a clothesline for drying clothes, a potting shed, glasshouse, chicken pen, and 9 compost bins. A real family garden with interest all year.

With its mature trees and shrubs, including a very large Eucalyptus gunnii on the southern corner of the garden, shrubs have been sculpted to enhance the garden. It also includes vegetable, fruit and ornamental gardens, and is maintained in a totally sustainable way. There are no hard corners, the garden consists of winding gravel paths, sitting areas, lawns, and flowers.

Not far from the sea, silhouettes of breaking waves are cut into the boundary privet hedge, creating a green backdrop to the garden.

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