John’s Brae, Shroove, Greencastle

Duration: 60 mins

This garden has been developed over many years on a minimal budget, respecting the natural flow of the three-quarter acre site, extending over three levels, the lowest being on post glaciation ‘raised beach’. Tucked into the hillside, sheltered from N winds, with a natural fall of planted rockery about 30ft high. A twisting path and steps lead down from the plateau to the lower garden. Interesting specimen trees and shrubs, a pond, perennial borders and naturalised bulbs provide all-year round colour and interest. Mobility access to both upper and lower gardens.

Contact: Margot Caldwell

Tel: 074 9325969 / 0044 7803270884


Open: By appointment.

Admission: €5 to charity

Directions: From Moville, on R241 travel north (keeping the Foyle to your right) to Wild Atlantic Way Discovery Point ‘Inishowen Head’ at Blue Flag beach and lighthouse, Shroove. Gate at upper end of beech hedge half way up little hill. Post code F93K5P8 / N55.228 W06.93

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