Clonohill garden open for Hospice

Garden designer, Enda Thompson-Phelan is offering a colourful surprise to the public by opening her spectacular gardens at Clonohill House, Coolrain..

Garden designer, Enda Thompson-Phelan is offering a colourful surprise to the public by opening her spectacular gardens at Clonohill House, Coolrain..

Visitors and garden enthusiasts will have an opportunity to view this hidden gem which contains a range of exquisite flowers and plants. There will also be other attractions on display such as woodlands, an extensive open lawn area with curving paths, herbaceous borders and a walled garden.

These gardens will be open from 1pm-7pm on Sunday, July 15 and will be in aid of Laois Hospice Foundation. Ms Thompson-Phelan will give a guided tour and answer any questions and queries.

Clonohill Gardens is a part of the Laois Garden trail which features ten gardens, including tourist attractions such as Emo Court and Heywood Gardens. Clonohill Gardens were recently featured on programmes such as Nationwide and Dermot’s Secret Garden.

The Chairman of Laois Hospice Foundation, Seamus O’Donoghue is grateful to Enda Thompson-Phelan and is delighted that the proceeds will go towards the charity. “We hope that many people will attend this outing. The numbers seeking hospice care are increasing and we are determined to be there for as many people as possible. With public support, we can ensure that they are not affected by any budget cuts.” he said.

After the tour, visitors can have a cup of tea and relax in the peaceful surroundings of the gardens.

Clonohill Gardens are located beside the Laois Angling Centre, Coolrain (just off the R445). The admission fee (which includes parking and afternoon tea) is €10 for adults. Surpervised children can enter free of charge.