Terra Nova is one of Ireland's best known small, privately owned gardens and is a firm favourite with garden visitors of all ages. A half acre that appears so much larger due to the use of weaving pathways, imaginative features and an ingenious use of space, nothing goes to waste here in this lush oasis. Originally a wet, boggy field full of horsetail and rushes, it has been transformed beyond recognition and now features regularly in the media. A past winner of the prestigious title of “Best Garden in Ireland”, Terra Nova is dynamic, a space that never stands still. Although it is without doubt, a plant lovers garden, it offers so much more.
There's magic here and many can feel it. Some find it uplifting, others find it calming and some have even been moved to tears! This garden has a soul, it can't be explained, it has to be experienced. A happy garden that will make you smile - come and see and feel it for yourself.
The garden is situated in an area rich in history and folklore and there are many other places nearby to experience Ireland's myths and magic including Ireland's largest stone circle at Grange and nearby Lough Gur, a beautiful lake set in the midst of a Neolithic settlement. Here you can visit the heritage centre or avail of a guided tour. Both of these attractions are only a 15 minute drive away.
Terra Nova Fairy Gifts is Ireland's leading fairy gift shop and stocks the largest range of fairy houses, doors and fairy garden accessories in the country, all at the best possible prices!
Behind our garden is a fairy fort that has been there for many thousands of years and an even older one once stood where our garden is now. Though the soil was poor our plants grew fast and we could feel the fairies working beside us as the garden grew and blossomed. Many strange and wonderful things have happened here over the years and the fairies’ strong presence can be felt by many visitors. Come visit for yourself and feel the magic of Terra Nova.