Woodville Walled Garden
Woodville walled garden is as inspirational as it is delightful! Started less then 3 years ago by owners Margarita & Micheal Donohue it has 'matured' into a very pretty floral oasis just off the N66 near Loughrea, County Galway. But it was the musings of Michaels late aunt, Sister Austin who remembered the garden in its heyday, she had lived in Woodville since the age of 3, her earliest memory being that of ripe peaches.... that really laid the foundations to the gardens restoration.
Planting plans for the spectacular herbaceous flower beds were drawn up by the renowned Daphne Shackelton, followed by the serious hardwork of repairing stone walls, laying new paths and cultivating what had been a former sheep paddock into the wonderful garden it is today.
Percy the cat protects garden against trespassing butterflys! Occasionally though he is distracted by the fantail doves which have taken up residence in the new renovated Victorian dovecote. Clever planting combinations in the vegatable patches protect against other potential pests!
Woodville Walled Garden is a charming diversion and well worth a visit. Open Wednesdays to Sundays 2-6pm throughout the summer, with homemade tea & cakes available €3.50 per person.
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