Ireland has many gardens. The climate condition of Ireland is favorable for plants. There are number of public gardens as well as personal. Having a garden in houses are in fashion since Anglo Norman times. Now a day it is essential ornaments of house. Land owners adopt “natural style” landscape parks instead of the old geometric layouts. Heated glasshouses and conservatories, increasingly popular in the Victorian period, facilitated the growing of these rare and tender plants – including palms, orchids, ferns and exotic fruits. Gardens by their nature can be ephemeral creations – reflecting changes in the seasons, subject to the natural life cycle of plants and the vagaries of changing fashion and taste. Dublin’s famous Georgian squares were Ireland’s first urban parks.
We have listed some of Irelands must visit parks.
Phoenix Park: It is largest urban park in Europe spread in more than 712 hectares of area. Only this much information attracts you for its visit. One can see roaming wild dears and official residence of the president of Ireland. The park is affectionately known as ‘Dublin’s playground’ and contains forests, ornamental gardens, grasslands and nature trails as well as grazing livestock.
St Stephen’s Green, Dublin City Centre: If you want to enjoy peace in center of the Dublin, St. Stephen’s Green is your answer. This park is spread in 9 hectares. It is landscaped with flowerbeds, trees, a fountain and a lake. This Garden is identical to Central Park New York.
Marlay Park, County Dublin: It is newly built picnic place, playground and scenic walks. It is located in suburban area. The historical St. Enda’s park is nearby Marlay Park.
The Japanese Gardens and National Stud, Naas, County Kildare: This Garden was completed in 1910 and shows Japanese culture. You must visit Stud Farm which is part of Irish Horse museum.
The Botanic Gardens, County Dublin: The garden is located outside city center in North side of Dublin. The Botanic Gardens are over 200 years old and boast a number of spectacular Victorian glasshouses. The Gardens contain over 15,000 species of plants from all around the world.
Fota Wildlife Park, County Cork: Fota Wildlife Park is spread in 70 acres on the scenic Fota Island in the heart of Cork Harbor near by Cork City. The park is not like an ordinary zoo; here one can have a fun watching roaming animals & birds from all parts of the world. So whether it’s a kangaroo that hops in front of you or a ring tailed lemur which jumps down from a tree, any nature lover can never forget the moments passed in such pure environment.
Glenveagh National Park, County Donegal: Glenveagh National Park is one of six national parks in Ireland. It is spread in some 16,000 acres in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains. Such a great wilderness is the haunt of many interesting plants and animals. It was managed as a private deer forest before becoming a national park in 1975.
To visit the heaven, one must visit Ireland once in life. Ireland has developed all facilities which required by tourists. There are many hotels in Ireland, but being a tourist place it is advised to book your hotel before you visit for smooth travel. There are many restaurants in Ireland which can serve a food of any cuisine. Food can be Irish or Italian or Continental or Indian or of your choice. Many car rental companies provide Airport Car Hire, so if you are not familiar to Ireland; it is not a problem at all.
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There are many restaurants in Ireland which can serve a food of any cuisine. Food can be Irish or Italian or Continental or Indian or of your choice. Many car rental companies provide Airport Car Hire, so if you are not familiar to Ireland; it is not a problem at all.
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