• Impressions of Ireland

    24th June 2013Places to VisitStephanie Donaldson

    beautiful coastal wilderness in Southern Ireland I’ve just returned from my first ever visit to Ireland where I loved the landscape but in general found the gardens very disappointing. It may just have been the area we visited – the south west – or it may have been the general view that there’s no point in trying to compete with the surrounding natural beauty, but I’m not sure that vast stretches of tarmac and grass enhance the countryside. When I asked why it is so ubiquitous, the general opinion was that many of the owners come from farming families and take the view that now that they no longer need to grow things for their survival, they have no interest in growing anything for pleasure. lush green coastal view view of coastal inlet over wall and fauna