ANNUAL PLANT FAIR ON 22nd APRIL

ANNUAL PLANT FAIR ON 22nd APRIL

Fota House and Gardens is holding its Annual Plant and Garden Fair on Sunday, 22nd April from 11.00am to 4.00pm.  The Fota Plant Fair is now recognised as the largest Plant and Garden Fair outside the Dublin area and Continue reading

SPRING EASTER TRAIL

SPRING EASTER TRAIL

Join us for a breath of fresh air this Easter at Fota House and Gardens, one of Cork’s most idyllic locations, on Friday 30th March and Sat 31st March. Follow our nature-themed spring trail to discover the special Gardens and Continue reading

NATURE IS THE BEST DESIGNER OF ALL

NATURE IS THE BEST DESIGNER OF ALL

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.

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Gardener’s House Restoration

Gardener’s House Restoration

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

ANGELS IN THE ORANGERY

ANGELS IN THE ORANGERY

Even on a misty, early-Autumn day, the Orangery is a bright, light-filled space. Growing happily in one corner is a species of Brugmansia, its orange “Angel’s Trumpets” and large foliage bright against the whitewashed walls. And then there’s the fragrance – released at night to attract moths and lingering throughout the day…

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