Places to Visit in Carrigtwohill, County Cork, Republic of Ireland
Fota Arboretum and Gardens
Tel: +353(0) 21 481 2728
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THE HISTORY AND HERITAGE OF COUNTY CORK
Fota Arboretum contains an extensive collection of trees and shrubs extending over an area of approx. 11 hectares (27 acres) and includes features such as ornamental pond, Italian and walled gardens. The collection includes many tender plants that could not be grown at inland locations with many examples of exotic plants from the southern hemisphere. The Gardens at Fota were laid out by James Hugh Smith-Barry in the first half of the 19th century.
Picnic area, public car/coach parking, toilets.
Fota Island, Cork Harbour, approx. 14 kilometres from Cork City on Cobh Road. Frequent train service from Cork City to
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