Kells Bay House & Gardens

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Michelle
April 11, 2021
beautiful gardens and rope bridge which is very popular, you'll get some lovely pictures of your holiday
Michael
February 10, 2018
The Kells Bay estate has a particularly interesting history. It was opened in 1837 as a small hunting lodge. It is home to many rare, southern hemisphere plants, a waterfall, tree sculptures and bamboo gardens – as well as Ireland’s largest palm tree. It also is home to ‘The Skywalk’, Ireland’s longest rope-bridge, 35m long and 12m high opened in 2017. There are over 3 kilometres of walking routes which are designed to give access to the major features of the gardens.
The Kells Bay estate has a particularly interesting history. It was opened in 1837 as a small hunting lodge. It is home to many rare, southern hemisphere plants, a waterfall, tree sculptures and bamboo gardens – as well as Ireland’s largest palm tree. It also is home to ‘The Skywalk’, Ireland’s long…
Mary
February 9, 2021
Kells Bay Gardens is one of Europe's premier horticultural experiences, containing a renowned collection of Tree-ferns and other exotic plants growing in its unique microclimate created by the Gulf Stream. It is the home of 'The SkyWalk' Ireland's longest rope-bridge.
Aoife
June 8, 2020
Kells. Impressive, naturalised tropical gardens as featured on Gardeners World. Entrance fee does apply. Conservatory café and Thai Restaurant on site as well as tree fern nursery and Ireland's longest rope bridge . See kellsbay.ie for more details. or ring t: +353 (0)66 947 7975 | +353 (0)87 777 6666
Bridget
August 15, 2021
Kells Bay Gardens have been open to visitors since the autumn of 2008. They contain one of the finest collections of southern hemisphere plants in Europe. The spectacular topography is complemented and enhanced by the exotic plants. The centrepiece Tree-fern Forest has attracted horticultural enthusiasts for decades and is comparable to similar forests in Tasmania. With its unique micro-climate and fantastic canopy, it provides an ethereal experience that differs daily. There are plants here of every description from around the world. The Robinsonian gardening style combines with the variety and acclimatisation of the plants to give the visitor an experience that well repays the journey. There are various walking routes designed to access the major features of the gardens. The Sky Walk Rope Bridge, Ireland’s longest, is an unforgettable experience. Inspired by owner Billy Alexander’s plant hunting trips in Asia, it stays long in the memory. After the adrenalin rush of the bridge, there is ample opportunity to relax in the nooks or recover in the healing chair sculptures along the River Ramble or Waterfall Way. The eight dinosaurs, beautifully sculpted from fallen trees, shorten the walk.
Kells Bay Gardens have been open to visitors since the autumn of 2008. They contain one of the finest collections of southern hemisphere plants in Europe. The spectacular topography is complemented and enhanced by the exotic plants. The centrepiece Tree-fern Forest has attracted horticultural enthus…

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