The Bamboo Park Glengarriff
The unique exotic garden in one of the most attractive areas of Ireland. Situated in the mild climate of Glengarriff in the southwest. Thirty different species of bamboo surrounded by palms and other tropical plants.
The modern areas of Bamboo Park were created in 1999 by Serge de Thibault and his wife Claudine on the same pattern of the Bambouseraie in Anduze, near Alès in the South of France which is the largest bamboo park in Europe, existing since more than 75 years. Where those have only bamboos, the Park in Glengarriff has also quite a magnificent range of palm trees and tree ferns to show. But the actual age of big parts of the Bamboo Park is much older, its history began with the Old Garden, now open to the public and adjacent to the Bamboo Park.
On your strolls through Bamboo Park you will discover 13 stone pillars. They have an unknown origin. They are suspected to be ancient, although their date is unknown, and their religious significance is only speculative. Maybe one day someone will be able to tell ?
Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with delicious homemade cakes on our sunny terrace or buy a souvenir in the shop. We also offer plants for sale: bamboos, palms, tree-ferns. Visitors have access to private beach with marvellous views to Garnish Island. If you’re lucky you might see one of the local inhabitants of the bay: one or even more seals. For romantic picnics you find many gazebos.
The park is open all year from 9 AM to 7 PM. Free car and minicoach parking on site, dogs welcome!
Ticket Office: +353 27 63975