Terra Nova Gardens

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Terra Nova is one of Ireland's best known small, privately owned gardens and is a firm favourite with garden visitors of all ages. 

We are now closed for the 2020 season.

Terra Nova is one of Ireland's best known small, privately owned gardens and is a firm favourite with garden visitors of all ages.

A half acre that appears so much larger due to the clever use of weaving pathways, imaginative features and an ingenious use of space, nothing goes to waste here in this lush oasis.  

Originally a wet, boggy field full of horsetail and rushes, it has been transformed beyond recognition and now features regularly in the media.  A past winner of the prestigious title of “Best Garden in Ireland”, Terra Nova is dynamic, a space that never stands still.

Although it is without doubt, a plant lovers garden, it offers so much more, including a tropical Thai house and a magical fairy garden that will enchant children and adults alike.

Behind our garden is a fairy fort that has been there for many thousands of years and an even older one once stood where our garden is now. Though the soil was poor our plants grew fast and we could feel the fairies working beside us as the garden grew and blossomed. Many strange and wonderful things have happened here over the years and the fairies’ strong presence can be felt by many visitors. Come visit for yourself and feel the magic of Terra Nova.


  • Adults €6
  • Children €4
  • Includes complimentary refreshments

The garden is also home to a unique little gift shop selling all manner of fairies and magical things!

Personal guided tours are available to groups of 4 or more people during the summer months at a cost of €10 each. This includes refreshments afterwards. Booking is essential.

Seasonal gardening classes take place throughout the year. See website for details.

Groups are welcome by appointment and teas/coffees and cakes can be booked by prior arrangement.


Terra Nova Garden, Dromin, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick. 063 90744/ 086 0658807

Terra Nova is situated between the towns of Kilmallock and Bruff and is well signposted from the R512.  Check Google maps for detailed directions.

Part of 'The Ballyhoura Garden Experience.' (Facebook).

Munster Vales

Munster Vales

Munster Vales is a tourism destination of domestic and international significance spanning five mountain ranges including Ballyhoura. The Munster Vales proposition is to promote and develop the outstanding outdoor activity and heritage product within East Limerick, connecting the unique visitor experiences of this rural uplands with the counties of Tipperary, Waterford, Cork and Limerick.

For more about Terra Nova Gardens in the Munster Vales Ballyhoura region, click here.


Terra Nova Gardens,
Co. Limerick

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Opening Hours

The garden is open daily 11-6 from April to September.

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