The homecoming of the long-lost portrait of John ‘The Magnificent’ Smith Barry was celebrated this evening (Thursday 23rd August 2018) at Fota House. The painting was jointly acquired by Fota House in collaboration with the Royal Cork Yacht Club Continue reading →
When you enter the green door into the Frameyard, you are immediately met with a wonderful smell of vanilla. Straight in front of you is a fabulous shrub/small tree and it’s called Azara Microphylla ‘Variegata’.
Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens opened again for the season in March with an exciting events programme and a new café. “We are thrilled to announce that Bakestone, one of Cork’s best eateries, is launching a new café at Continue reading →
When it comes to design and designers, Cork has plenty to offer. In Fota itself, we have a Richard Morrison designed house. The neo-Gothic Cathedral in nearby Cobh was designed by Pugin and Ashlin. More modern, award-winning designs like the UCC Glucksman Gallery came from O’Donnell + Tuomey. But everyday in Fota House and Gardens, in the Frameyard and the Orchard, we see that Nature is the best designer of all.
The Gardener’s House at Fota is a significant part of the history of the property and had been lying derelict for a number of years. In 2017 we began to restore it thanks to generous support from the Department Continue reading →