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Waterford Garden Trail Launch...
Pictured at Dromana House and Gardens, Cappoquin, Co.Waterford are Alice Roch-Perks (5) and Harry Roch-Perks (3) join in the fun at the launch of the Waterford Garden Trail Festival 2012. The Festival runs from May 1 to 13 and the 12 gardens and three garden centres on the trail will all be open to the public and host a series of events for all throughout the festival. For more, log on to www.waterfordgardentrail.com. Photo Patrick Browne.
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Some of Irelands finest historic houses to open their gardens as part of Waterford Garden Trail
The owners of some of Waterford’s finest historic houses are to throw open their magnificent gardens to the public as part of the first every Waterford Garden Festival which starts at the beginning of May.
Gardening enthusiasts and the public will have the unique opportunity to visit some of the finest gardens in the country during the two weeks of the Festival which will feature a number of older gardens which have been lovingly restored through the years.
A total of 15 gardens, comprising of 12 privately owned gardens throughout County Waterford, and three garden centres in the area, are taking part in the festival. Some of the great local houses taking part include Lismore Castle, Cappoquin House and Garden and Dromana House and Gardens and many more treasures dotted around the county.
Lord Burlington of Lismore Castle said at the launch of details of the Waterford Garden Festival today that it is only right that gardens traditionally enjoyed by their owners should now be open to the wider public. Lismore Castle Gardens are among the oldest cultivated gardens open to the public anywhere in the country. They have been open since Lord Burlington’s grandfather’s time.
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