13 Nov 2021 to 14 Nov 2021 Once Only Event
The Station Master’s House is one of Clare’s notable historic homes. A pretty house built on a hill and surrounded on three sides with verandas, it was the childhood home of well-known author Monica McInerney, whose father was the last station master at Clare.
The garden slopes down from the house, and steps and a central gravel path lined with neatly trimmed box hedges, topiary and large flower-filled urns lead to the bottom of the garden and an arbour draped with climbers. On each side of the path are terraced garden beds and flourishing amongst leafy deciduous trees are shrubs, roses, perennials, iris and seasonal annuals. There are many standard roses and with a mix of lower growing plants at their feet, the garden is multi-layered and cottagey in style. Hedges used to edge garden beds add form and contrast to the flowers and foliage.
Behind the house the space is well used with an entertainment area and a productive garden of herbs, vegetables, several fruit trees and a vine covered pergola.
Verandas surround the house and provide lovely views of the garden and also offer a protected setting for a collection of potted ferns and lush foliage plants.
An old-fashioned garden perfectly in tune with the beautiful old home.
Please note: This garden has an unfenced spa, steps and a sloping path.
Once Only Event
13 Nov 2021 to 14 Nov 2021