Visual Art / Tour
Organization: Annabeg Nursing Home
Event location: Meadow court
City/Town: Ballybrack / Ballybrack
County: Dun Laoghaire Rathdown
Event dates: 26 Apr 2017 - 26 Apr 2017
Contact phone: 01 2720201
Broad Walk to the rear of the Kilmacurragh house.Typically Victorian, Broad Walks survive in several Irish gardens and examples are found at Glanleam, Fernhill and Kilmacurragh. All are impressively wide walks lined with equally impressive trees and shrubs. Kilmacurragh’s Broad Walk was planted with alternating rows of Irish yew, Taxus baccata ‘Fastigiata’, the crimson flowered Rhododendron ‘Altaclerense’ and the lower-growing Rhododendron ‘Cunningham’s White’. The rhododendrons were layered by Janet Acton herself and the walk was planted in the early 1870s. Today this walk is one of the garden’s most magical features, especially in April when the fallen blossoms of towering rhododendrons transform the walk below into a scarlet carpet underfoot.