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Garnish Island

  • 4.8

  • from 166 Google reviews

About the garden

Sheltered island gardens featuring a range of specimen plants and scenic trails.

Opening times

April & May: Daily: 10:00 – 17:30 June: Monday – Friday & Sunday 10:00-17:30 Saturday 10:00-18:00 July & August: Monday – Friday & Sunday 09:30 – 17:30 Saturday 09:30 – 18:00 September & October: Daily: 10:00 – 17:30

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Cafe or restaurant

No cafe or restaurant on site



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Google reviews

  • 4.8

  • from 166 Google reviews

Melissa Norberg

10 months ago


Such a stunning place, breathtaking scenery, beautiful gardens and loads of history. lovely little cafe, friendly staff. Birds singing in the trees were magnificent (lucky to be springtime) We were without our kids but I'd say the ferry and closeups of seal islands would be a treat for families (I was delighted!) Definitely worth a trip!

Kevin Flynn

4 months ago


A fun jaunt by ferry to the island (two separate companies operate the journey). Very formal gardens and landscaping, not a naturalistic design. We covered everything but the house tour in under an hour. Please note that while you can charge for the ferry, the island only takes cash, so be prepared.

Jerry Kelleher

5 months ago


Need to pay €5 for admission Cash Only. Lovely place to go, beautiful scenery, lovely gardens specially the Italian garden and the wall garden. There is also a cafe on the island that will accept cash and card. would recommend a visit for sure, if you around the area of Glengariff.

Michael “Mike” O Connor

5 months ago


Amazing island Beautiful gardens with lots to explore & fantastic views, definatly worth a visit Loads of seals on our boat trip there Only catch was that boat & €5 entrance fee to the island are cash card facilities so make sure you have cash with you

Oonagh Connolly

9 months ago


Absolutely Beautiful the views are stunning. The plants and flowers are spectacular. The only thing I wasn't happy about was it was cash only on admission, there were no signs to warn people, as most people didn't have cash when they arrived. The tea rooms accept card payments.

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