Our garden at Ravens Oak was previously on theWest Cork Garden Trail but for the time being, due to a change in personal circumstances, we have withdrawn from membership. see www.westcorkgardentrail.com
From Primula vulgaris to Tetrapanax papyrifer ‘rex’, the garden is composed of many colourful rooms and secret corners, filled with an abundance of well known plants and rarer varieties. It includes, amongst others, a small wildflower meadow, colourful herbaceous borders, a bold exotic area and a contrasting woodland area. Some of the areas are bounded by pillar stones and bog pine features obtained from local fields. There is an organically managed orchard, polytunnel, and vegetable garden with raised beds, which supply the house throughout the year. The garden at Ravens Oak is an outstanding example of what can be acheived on a relativly small (3/4 acre) site and has many planting themes and features which can be incorporated into a garden of modest size. For vegatable enthusiasts there are always examples of veg growing both inside and outside the polytunnel. The tunnel has a heated propagating bed and an automatic watering system.
Ravens' Oak Garden is a hidden gem tucked away in lovely, unspoilt countryside and was designed to attract and encourage wildlife. It now boasts many species found in or immediately around the garden, with 60+ species of birds seen including six species of warbler and resident Choughs and Ravens.
Opening times: 11am-6pm daily all year. Please telephone first except during trail days - 15th - 30th June 2013
Charity Day Sunday 14th July 1- 6 pm (All proceeds to Medecins sans Frontieres - Doctors without Borders)
Groups welcome by arrangement Admission € 5 pp - children free Sorry no dogs Toilet available Plants for sale Refreshments available Location: 4 miles east of Bantry on the Sheeps Head way - eastern route. Centrally situated for other gardens, both public and private, in the West Cork area. Self catering and bed and breakfast accommodation available Day tours to visit other gardens can be arranged.
See alsowww.susancobleyart.com- the watercolour art site of the owner