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

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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 […]

The History of the Chocolate Kitchen at Kylemore Abbey

Kylemore Abbey and the various buildings throughout the estate have many stories to tell, since the first brick was laid in 1867 the estate has had to evolve and adapt to suit  the needs of the different eras . Although the estate is now in a slumber a little like the palace in sleeping beauty […]

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 […]

Readings and Performances from Culture Night in Kylemore Abbey

After a packed day and evening of Culture Night festivities, we are delighted to share the readings and performances that made Kylemore’s first Culture Night programme such a success. The music, readings and prayer were beautiful and we are delighted to share the performances with you from beginning to end as the day occured. Enjoy! […]

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 […]

History Blog May 2020

Welcome to our new History Blog from Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden, we hope to cover all kinds of topics relevant to the history of Kylemore. We are absolutely spoilt for choice with over 150 years of history to speak of, and hundreds more years if we look back at the history of the […]