Bellefield House & Gardens
Bellefield House, a Georgian farmhouse dates from approximately 1840.
Bellefield House was originally surrounded by lime trees, many of which remain today. The woodland garden at the side of the house is awash with snowdrops, cyclamen, wood anemone and old daffodils in spring. This area houses a new collection of yellow and cream flowered magnolia under-planted with trillium and other woodlanders.
The original 2 acre walled garden has been restored. The centerpiece is a whimsical folly, hand-painted inside with desert scenes. A large glasshouse has been built with salvaged cast-iron windows and as well as grape and peach, it houses a collection of fuchsia and species lilies.
Old apple, pear, damson and cobnuts have been retained while new Irish and old varieties of apple, plum, cherry, quince and persimmon have been added. The walls are clad with unusual clematis and Chilean climbers. The blue border is awash with old French roses bordered by catmint, oriental poppies and allium while Autumn displays dahlias and asters.
A large collection of bearded iris and both herbaceous and tree peonies edge the paths in early summer while thousands of species tulips, dwarf daffodils, crocus and snowdrops (over 100 varieties) dot the grass and flowerbeds.
Bellefield House & Garden is featured in The 100 Best Gardens in Ireland and in Gardens Illustrated
Openi: May-September Times: 11am-5pm Mondays - Wednesdays. Sundays & other days by appointment