Great Trees

Great Trees

The gardens at Blarney Castle contain an exceptional collection of specimen trees, some the largest of their kind in Ireland. Many of the rare trees, such as the foxglove tree and the tree of heaven were planted in the 1970s and 1980s, but many of the limes, cedars and chestnuts are much older. The evergreen oaks overhanging the Fairy Glade and the Druids’ Altar and Stone Circle, are almost 300 years old, and the yews in the Rock Close are even older.

Our most photographed tree is the gigantic Western Red Cedar, planted in the 1900s, with branches bigger than many full-sized trees, while the Monterey pine may be the tallest in Ireland.