A dear friend of ours was living here in Ireland for more than 10 years but only recently when she found out about a walled garden at Marlay Park. We got curious about what it really looks like so we drove all the way there.
Just across the parking lot, a beautiful house will welcome you. Marlay House also known as "The Grange" was built by Thomas Taylor. The house is the best example of Georgian architecture. Before, it was owned by private individuals but was later donated to the Dublin County Council.
Behind that lovely house is a small coffee shop which superficially you will thought, "hmm, it's just a coffee shop". But as you go in to the shop, a door on the left will lead you to a stunning walled garden.
Upon your entrance, a wall fountain awaits you.
Just over another wall, you will see the kitchen garden houses. It's nice to know that since 1794, these houses were still standing.
|Kitchen Garden Houses|
Located in front of the houses are fruit trees and a long guided pathway. This may look even better on summer days.