Monksgrange Garden and Norman Gallery
Our 3 acre garden is sheltered by woodland with a collection of rhododendrons and azaleas, as well as specimen trees and shrubs. It offers peaceful walks alongside a natural steam whose ponds and small waterfalls create a sense and sound of calm and restfulness.
The acid soil and temperate climate allow a variety of plants to thrive including some tenders:; you’ll see eucryphia, hoheria, camellia, pieris, and magnolia mingling with the scented philadelphus. The Pleasure Ground lawn, with its handkerchief tree and its tulip tree, is bordered by mixed herbaceous beds with parottia and a large Dovaston Yew for structure.
The flame red embothriums and bright orange bark of myrtles give a subtropical feel to this 1920’s garden laid out in Arts and Crafts style by Iris Orpen whose descendants are the tenth generation to live here beneath Blackstairs Mountain.
Situated throughout the garden at Monksgrange there are many pieces of sculpture in stone and bronze.
With its collection of sculpture, niche gardens and champion trees (a Cercidyphilum and a Drymis Winterii) Monksgrange, offers peaceful corners to sit and relax in and is also a joy to roam and explore.
Monksgrange Garden is approximately 50 minutes from Waterford City and 55 minutes from Kilkenny City.