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Irish Garden Week - in celebration of St. Paddy's Day this week, when we all claim to be a bit Irish, thought I would share some photos from a 1998 garden tour of Ireland. This is Lakemount in County Cork. Brian Cross (in wellies) is the garden designer/artist, assisted by "Violet". Highlights: fantastic mixed shrub borders, clipped beech hedges with a view, simply stunning arrangement of containers and plants, and a green velvet lawn.
Here are a few more closeups of the garden, including the assistant gardener :-) :
Check back in periodically for the rest of the week and I'll share some different gardens, traveling southwest from Dublin. Slainte!