Created in 2007, Shady Plants is a relatively new garden. The garden is designed to attract visiting wildlife as well as to create a place for humans to relax and enjoy. Shady Plants Gardens also feature an adjoining nursery, an added attraction specialising in hardy ferns, as well as some other shade loving plants.
The garden has an interesting collection of unusual plants including rare trees, shrubs, hardy ferns and fuchsias.
There are many seating areas to relax and appreciate the garden, including by the wildlife pond. The pond is home to many dragonflies, frogs and other wildlife that also enjoy small stream at the bottom of the garden.
The water table is high, with a number of springs in the winter, so the gardens are rich in those plants that enjoy the seasonal wet areas. Raised beds, made with drystone walls, offer those plants that prefer drier conditions a great place to grow.
The gardens, including the fern nursery, comprise approximately 2 acres. Young trees form the backbone of the planting providing seasonal interest with various blossoms and a wide range of autumn colours. A variety of Primulas provide bursts of colour throughout spring and early summer. Ferns and grasses grow and run the show before the autumn colours take over.
Hardy ferns and fuchsias
Shady Plants is situated a third of a mile outside of Clashmore on the high road to Dungarvan.
From the N25 take the R671 to Clashmore. Continue through the village and follow the road until you reach a wide junction. White houses with black trim are on the right hand side. Turn right at the junction, signposted to Dungarvan and the Gardens are 1/3 mile on the left hand side, where the wooden house and polytunnels are.
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