Monday, 23 May 2022

Rhododendrons And Other Flowers Spotting In Killarney.

 We went to Muckross House and Gardens again to look at the magnificent Victorian planted Rhododendrons, Azaleas and other plants that are in flower at the moment. 

They are excellent mature specimens and originate in Asia.  They love the peaty acidic Irish soil at Muckross.

Queen Victoria visited the house and gardens put Killarney well and truly on the tourist map.  Killarney is still the most visited town in Ireland.

Parking and entrance to the gardens is free and the estate was left to the people of Ireland to enjoy.  If I lived in Killarney I would walk around the estate every week.  

More pictures tomorrow.


  1. I do love Rhodies. So extravagantly beautiful. Ours are still very small but are valiantly putting on a little show.

    1. They remind me of bridesmaids at an Oriental wedding JayCee. Absolutely resplendent in all their glory. I never get tired of looking at them.

  2. If I lived in Killarney I would hide in the rhododendrons at Muckross House ready to mug you like a modern day Dick Turpin...."Your money or your wife!"

  3. Black Bess would like the lawns and jaunting carts and we both wore our masks in Lidl.

  4. Ok now i absolutely have to be another one of those tourists in Killarney, at rhody flowering time of year.

  5. You could go to worse places Tigger. I love Killarney especially at Rhode flowering time of year.


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