I plan to share the beautiful gardens visited in Ireland over the next few weeks but they won't necessarily be in order. I'm starting with Helen Dillon's gardens in Dublin and hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
Unfortunately Helen was away when we visited but her husband Val was a gracious host. Here he is beside Donna Dawson, our tour guide. Donna's organizational skills and experience as a host left nothing to chance and the trip was wonderful. I highly recommend any of her tours that can be found at ICanGarden Garden Tours. Her other website ICanGarden is where you can find some of my gardening articles and a whole myriad of interesting things for the newbie to most experienced gardener. Thank you Donna for showing us the beauty of Ireland and for bringing together a group of women (and two husbands) that bonded over a common passion.
Val was quite the story teller while we had tea and cookies in the dining room.
Galvanized trash cans make quite the attractive large container, don't you think?
Rustic Wardian cases with lettuce growing in them.
An aviary that filled the garden with song.
I managed a 'selfie' in the extraordinary bathroom, or water closet as Val insisted. :-)
An overview from an upstairs window. Helen Dillon is a well known plant collector, writer and broadcaster who has created an enviable oasis.