Abbey Road is best described as a plant person’s garden. The Head Gardener is passionate about plants and carries out all the work – she is also the owner!
Work at Abbey Road is made easy by the sheltered site and the rich soil in this garden – a legacy from its former use as the Abbey Farm of the medieval abbey of Killculliheen.
The layout of the garden is dictated by its history; it is made up of a series of garden spaces or rooms with a surprise around every corner. There is a wide range of trees, shrubs and herbaceous perennials with some rare and unusual species.
Visitors in June and July can admire the large variety of mature old roses. Whenever you visit you can be assured of a warm welcome by Margaret, and after walking – and talking plants – you will enjoy a cuppa in the courtyard behind the old farmhouse. Abbey Road is not a large garden but it is a very interesting ¾ acre plantaholic’s dream.
Waterford based company New Aims Productions made a short video titled "Ode" in Abbey Road; watch the video here.
Abbey Road Gardens is situated on the north side of the river Suir i.e. on the opposite side to Waterford city. From Waterford Railway Station take R711 direction Belview Port, stay in centre lane, straight through traffic lights, first turn right into Abbey Road, garden is on the left after funeral home.
Toilet, limited parking, partly wheelchair friendly, refreshments included in the entrance fee. Groups very welcome. Unusual plants for sale.
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