Gooseberry Gardens & Farms
Strategically planted areas of exotic trees and winding paths guide you round to unveil amazing lake vistas.
From its inception the Lodge was a botanical marvel created from Lord Headfort’s personal collection of plants and trees from around the globe.
Lord Headfort was a major contributor to the Royal Horticultural Society with seedlings cultivated in Ireland and added to the Botanical Collection in Kew Gardens in London. The fourth Marquis became president of the Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland from 1915-45.
In November 30th 1939 the crown awarded the Marquis of Headfort, the prestigious ‘Victoria Medal of Honour’ for his contributions, to horticulture.
We are improving and nurturing the kitchen gardens with composting & manure, ensuring abundance from the land whilst protecting & maintaining a healthy rich soil. We utilise herb gardens, cutting gardens & poly-tunnels to extend the seasons making the garden productive all year round.
Within the grounds expect to find:
• Pleasure gardens
• Apple orchards
• Walled garden bearing muscat grapes
• Parterre gardens
• Woodlands and meadows
• A stable block