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In line with public health advice, Kylemore Abbey is currently closed.

Nature Blog

Christmas Garden Blog 2020

Here we are, Christmas 2020 is only few days away and we are wrapping up the garden work for the coming two weeks for our Christmas break. What a year it was, it is actually hard to put it into words, too much happened in too many different ways. We had to adjust to new […]

Garden Blog October & November 2020

Welcome back to my late autumn garden blog here from the Victorian Walled Garden in Kylemore Abbey & Garden. We experienced a couple of nice weeks in October. It must have been a bumper year for wild mushrooms. Everywhere you looked on our estate there was a fungi peeping through layers of leaves, moss or […]

Garden Blog September 2020

Autumn spirit is with us these days.  A constant change in weather is our daily challenge as gardeners; from stormy and torrential rains to calm lovely sunny autumn days. We have layers of clothes on us so we can peel them off the warmer it gets! Autumn flowering perennials like Asters, Sedums, Kaffir Lilies or […]

Pony Blog: Weaning our foals

Weaning our Foals   As the days start getting shorter and the leaves fall from the majestic trees on the Kylemore Estate our thoughts turn to preparing our foals for the weaning process. This Spring three foals were born here, two colts and one filly, Peaceful Pascal, Peaceful Reailtín and Peaceful Alfie, all purebred Connemara […]

Garden Blog August 2020

I would like to start the August diary of the Victorian Walled Garden here in Kylemore Abbey with writing about our Subtropical Border which is situated just below the restored Head Gardeners House. This Border was established about 18 years ago, mainly with seedlings of all types of mainly subtropical and textured plants. The seeds […]

Garden Blog July 2020

Welcome back to our mid-summer Garden Blog of the Victorian Walled Garden here in Kylemore Abbey. July is nearly over and we are in full swing of typical high-season garden work like planting, maintaining and harvesting of Vegetables and managing the Formal Flower Garden including the Herb Garden, the Rockery, the Cut flowers or the […]

June 2020 Garden Blog

June in the Victorian Walled Garden here in Kylemore Abbey is always a very busy time for us gardeners. All summer bedding and vegetable seedlings are planted out and growing strong, especially during these very humid conditions we experience at the moment.  The same counts for the weeds of cause. Constant hoeing in between the […]

Name our Foal Competition

  Last week, Niamh’s brilliant blog gave you some of the history of the Connemara Pony and the story behind our new additions to the Kylemore Estate. Now we want your help naming our filly foal. Born on the morning of April 15th, this cutie joined our other new arrival, Peaceful Paschal, named for his […]

Nature Blog: Get to Know Our Connemara Ponies

  As the sun rose over Pollacapall Lough on Easter Sunday morning a small whicker could be heard on the Kylemore Abbey Estate as Fern, one of our Connemara broodmares welcomed her foal into the World. A beautiful strong colt foal, he has fittingly been named “Peaceful Paschal”, symbolising rebirth and renewal. This is the […]

Garden Diary March & April 2020

Welcome back to our spring edition of our monthly garden blogs for the Victorian Walled Garden here in Kylemore Abbey & Garden. Strange and uncertain times hit us here the same as everywhere else. The closure of Kylemore Abbey & Garden to the public did not stop the spring flowers here in the Walled Garden […]