Cluain na dTor – Meadow of Shrubs

IMG_6740Cluain na dTor is one of 22 gardens featured in the 2017 Donegal Garden Trail. It is described in The Trail’s brochure as “Donegal’s tropical garden, inspirational and boldly experimental!”

Seamus O’Donnell’s garden has been developed over a period of twenty years, and features many unusual plants collected from around the globe. The gardens include an excellent nursery, which hosts a variety of workshops and talks.

There are numerous artworks and sculptures dotted throughout the planting, creating an abundance of sensory delights.

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I followed the signposts from the Nursery towards the Pond Garden.

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It took me on a journey through a series of grassy paths, past trees and shrubs, grasses, Iris, Red Hot Pokers, Day Lilies, Angels Fishing Rods…

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Finally reaching the pond, complete with Water Lilies.

IMG_6758Β A rustic bench allowed me to breathe in the beauty of this magical place.

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The Water Lilies smiled up at me, as if to say ” Look at my beautiful blooms.”

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You can meet Seamus O’Donnell and see more of his garden, in the video link https://vimeo.com/180008661

Brigid P. Gallagher

Memoir “Watching the Daisies- Life Lessons on the Importance of Slow” available in both print and e book formats from Amazon and all good online book stores.

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69 thoughts on “Cluain na dTor – Meadow of Shrubs

  1. Wow, Brigid, this is beautiful. I got the sense that your walk was very peaceful. ❀ The water lilies are exquisite. So touched – it's like a painting! Sending you blessings. Thanks for this post. Have a great weekend, Brigid – Debbie πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you Debbie. It was indeed a peaceful walk. I had planbed to go to an island but the boat was cancelled so I took a lovely drive and ended up at the gardens. They were so me. It was a while since I saw them last and the pond area was all new. Hope life is hood to you. X

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  2. So so green and lovely Brigid!! My favorite photos were of the pond! We live really in a desert here– but have yards thanks to constant irrigation. I think that’s why I love all the greenery and growth in your photos!! thanks! xox

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  3. My kind of post….(sigh) I love the naturalistic planting and the sense of tranquility shine s through your pictures, Brigid. That pond is delightful…..and that bench.
    Thank you for sharing and linking up to #MyGloriousGardens.
    Also, thank you for commenting on other blogs during this Linky. Xx

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