Lambs Cross Garden
Address: 3 Hillcrest Downs, Lambs Cross, Sandyford, Dublin 18, D18 H9C0
Mobile:: +353 (0)87 777 7637
Tel: +353 (1) 295 7313
Patricia and Michael Maguire started this garden at Lambs Cross in 1989. Patricia is a fanatical gardener and has a real sense of form and colour when choosing and placing plants. Michael insists that there are as many red flowers as possible, that roses must be highly scented and there are lots of red berries. Patricia is a keen alpine enthusiast and there are lots of troughs and alpine beds, as well as woodland plants, roses, herbaceous plants and a variety of shrubs and trees. Emphasis is also placed on wildlife by including plants that bees and other pollinating insects are attracted to. The garden wraps around a modern bungalow with a wildlife pond as a centrepiece and a stream running alongside it. This is a garden for all who love colour and shapes and scent. It has something to see all year round.
Situated: GPS: N53-15.5181 W006-13.4269 Take exit 13 northbound on the M50. Keep on the extreme left signposted Sandyford. Take right-hand turn at traffic lights onto Hillcrest Road. Turn right 50 meters before next traffic lights onto Hillcrest Downs.
Open: Mid May to August. Groups only (Minimum 2) – any time by appointment.
Admission: €5.00 per person.
Facilities: Tea/Coffee and biscuits €3.00 each
Contact: Patricia Maguire