Tourin House and Gardens are situated three miles from Cappoquin and the Heritage town of Lismore, County Waterford in the South East of Ireland.
The main House at Tourin was built in 1840 in the then fashionable Italianate style. The main feature inside is a fine double oak staircase.
Tourin Gardens extend over 5 acres and include a Walled Garden. A fine collection of camellias, rhododendrons, magnolias and other shrubs give a beautiful seasonal display of colour. Rare and mature trees include a Champion London Plane Tree. Lovely walks along garden and woodland paths lead to Tourin Quay and a pond with wild duck and other wild life. Overlooking the river Blackwater, the original historic sixteenth century Tower House still stands and can be seen from the garden.
A garden path leads from the main house, built in 1840 in the then fashionable Italianate style. The architect is thought to have been the renowned Dublin architect Abraham Denny, who designed other distinguished and public buildings in County Waterford. The main feature of the house inside is a fine double oak staircase, which can be seen as one enters the main hall.
Overlooking the river, the original historic seventeenth century Tower House still stands and can be seen from the garden. In the late 1800s the gardens were extended and laid out on the advice of Richard Beamish, a great friend of Richard Musgrave’s and part owner of the famous Beamish & Crawford Brewery in Cork. The present owners’ mother planted a fine collection of camellias, magnolias, rare shrubs and specie trees. Deciduous azaleas add their bright colours in late spring, early summer.
Tourin is predominately a spring garden with carpets of snowdrops, daffodils and other bulbs. Deciduous azaleas add their bright colours in late spring and early summer while a riot of vibrant colour greets the visitor in the walled garden throughout the summer months. Fruit, vegetables, herbs and cutting flowers are grown in the walled garden which is also home to an important collection of over one hundred Bearded Iris – flowering in May/June.
Lovely walks along garden and woodland paths lead to Tourin Quay and a pond with wild duck and other wild life. The scenic route winds past the Stable Yard and stone farm buildings, where a tea room is situated and the visitor can buy tea or coffee.
Mature trees at Tourin date from the original garden and parkland and include oak, beech, cedar, yew and pines. Rare specimens include a Champion London Plane Tree.
5km south of Cappoquin town on the scenic route to Youghal. Signposted from Cappoquin bridge.
Car park, toilets, restricted access for wheelchairs, teas for groups by arrangement.
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