4) Japanese Garden at the
6 & 7) Cliffs of Mohar & The
8) Ring of Kerry
10) Larchwood B&B
It wasn't just the cultivated gardens that captivated us, but
the roadside and field flowers as well.
Below, left: It's truly moist and 20 kinds of spring green.
Seeps along the road supported ferns, fuchsias, primulas and
Below, right: Staking monkshood with twiggy sticks from shrub
Below, left: Peat is still widely used as fuel to heat homes. We
saw how to cut peat and decided we'd stick to gardening.
Below, right: Kylemore Abbey in Connemara, northwest of Galway
on Ireland's west coast.