Angela Jupe welcomes you to Bellefield House & Gardens
It is a wonderfully restored old Georgian farmhouse and walled garden.
The walled gardens are built of sandstone with brick along the south-west facing warm wall. A folly, surrounded by a fernery was built in 2007 and it forms a focal point of the garden. An old style Victorian glasshouse, using salvaged materials was constructed in 2008.
The gardens hold one of the largest snowdrop collections in Ireland, heritage and rare daffodils, species and Chinese peonies, colourful iris, old French roses and unusual old fruit trees.
Snowdrops (over 100 varieties), old daffodils, French roses, peonies and irises are planted in abundance.
The gardens are open for general viewing 11.00am - 5.00pm from May to October each year.
Entrance Fee: €6.00 per person in aid of Roscrea S.P.C.A.
Bellefield Garden Opening:
Snowdrops - 31st January - 16th February 2020
Special Open Day - 31st January 11.00am - 4.30pm with plants on sale.
Viewings only from February 1st & 2nd and on Tuesday - Sunday 11.00am - 4.30pm
A beautiful display of Cyclamen and Hellebores is also on view.
Bellefield House is situated in gentle farming countryside in the heart of Ireland, close to the Georgian town of Birr, at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains and near to the unique Lough Boora Bog nature park.
The location is perfect for day touring or an extended stay in the comfortable cottages in the grounds.
It is justly famed for its snowdrop and hellebore collection with old daffodils and tulips in Spring. The season extends into Summer with iris and peony displays. Autumn is noteworthy for late flowering perennials, fruit and vegetables.