The Secret Garden
The Secret Garden is tucked away in the beautiful countryside of North Cork. If you’re looking for inspiration, order a cup of coffee and some gorgeous cake, grab one of the gardening books and find a quiet corner to hide away in and enjoy the birdsong and tranquility.
Stocking a wide range of plants, trees, shrubs, perennials and gardening sundries, it’s the perfect place to find something different for your garden. It may be a little off the beaten track, but they are worth the journey!
The flock of free-range chickens and ducks, including Indian Runners, Khaki Campbells and Aylesbury, wander through the garden centre during the day and they are fantastic for searching out the slugs. For most of the year, the eggs are for sale in the shop.
They have a range of honey, jams and preserves, and home grown fruit and vegetables which are all produced locally. They will have our own honey this year as they have introduced a hive and bee garden. Honey bees are under serious threat and they hope to use the bee garden to educate people on the crisis affecting these crucial pollinators.
They offer courses in the new classroom, in gardening, chicken keeping and other ecological subjects. As a way of supporting local artists and crafts people they also have items for sale such as hand made jewellery, cards and many other item. They have a range of freshly made yummy cakes and biscuits.
They also have a wonderful giftshop with unusual and beautiful gifts that is well worth a visit.