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Derreen Garden

  • 4.6

  • from 150 Google reviews

About the garden

Tranquil gardens set in 60 acres of plants, woodland and paths.

Opening times

Mon-Sun 10-6

Useful details

Cafe or restaurant

No cafe or restaurant on site



Co. Kerry

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Derreen Garden
Co. Kerry
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Google reviews

  • 4.6

  • from 150 Google reviews

Helen L

5 months ago


Myself and my family just adore Derreen Garden and Cafe. My parents live close by and we visit a couple of times a month. The grounds are stunning, so many beautifully maintained tracks that weave around, taking you to the waterfront and deep into the forest. There are so many different type of trees and interesting vegetation including the otherworldly tree ferns. There are lots of fairies in the woods too, and you can spot their houses all around! The cafe is wonderful, great coffee and generous home baked cakes and savoury foods. The service is so friendly and swift and it's reasonably priced too. And you can buy plants! This is a gorgeous hidden gem for coffee and nature immersion.

Sandy Fisher

2 months ago


We were looking forward to visiting the gardens as they sound amazing. Unfortunately the gravel paths proved impassable for either my mobility scooter or manual wheelchair (even with the help of a pusher). That said we were able to enjoy delicious coffee and cake in the sunny café garden.

Justin Meighan

2 weeks ago


Wonderful place for a day trip if you are in the area. The park opens at 10.30 all year round, however the cafe was closed when we were there in November. There is a large car park directly beside the cafe and main house, note that off season there is a drop box for cash, no card! We had no cash but had a chat to the head gardener who gave us his blessings to view the gardens! We will be back to pay, a Lannister always pays his debts!! The park is grea, a series of walks that take you right down to the shoreline. The unique microclimate in this part of the world allows some fairly unique plants and trees to grow...very Jurassic Park in places. For the kids there is a series of fairy houses to keep them engaged and entertained. We spent maybe 2 hours exploring before we took the head gardens recommendation for lunch, Helen's Bar up the road for toasted sambos. Pity the cafe onsite was closed, we will be back!


7 months ago


Derwen Garden was well worth the visit , I spent pretty all day there , starting with a hike up Knockatee to get me ready for a fabulous lunch of pan-fried scallops, and then thanks to unexpected sunshine was able to spend the rest of the day ambling through the forest and gardens and take in all the great scenery by the lakeside. Definitely recommend a visit here if your in the area

Billie Attwood

8 months ago


If you are in Kenmare or heading out to explore the Berea Peninsula, Do Not miss Derreen Garden! Not just for plant lovers; walkers, hikers, shoppers and the like will have a wonderful time here! There are native red deer and plants that were planted in the 1800’s! Wonderful cafe and coffee shop with fun gift shop. Very friendly people to welcome you!

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+353 83 166 2160

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