Cloncallow Garden Wicklow Ireland
Lunches, teas and light suppers served in our garden Chalet
We take bookings from groups of 10 to 25 guests.
Open from June to October
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Cloncallow garden covers an area of just under 1 acre. The garden is packed with interesting shrubs and mature Trees .
The gardener and plant lover will appreciate the creative planting of Rhododendrons, Tree Lilies and old fashioned Roses.
The culinary gardener will find much of interest in the well planted orchard, poly tunnel and vegetable plot.
For anyone who just enjoys to be in a beautiful and peaceful surrounding we cannot recommend the duck pond highly enough. Here is a relaxing place to sneak away from the business of daily life, sit in the sun and observe the ducks. The solitude of the sheltered glade with it meandering streams will calm the spirit .And, with all that you can enjoy delicious Teas, Lunches and light suppers prepared by us.
In 2017 we decided to open our garden to you for private group bookings because it is the type of garden that we ourselves would seek out and love to visit. It is increasingly difficult to find something truly authentic, homemade, idiosyncratic and memorable. To enjoy ‘tea in the garden‘ in tranquil surroundings is a very special treat.
Our garden is made by us, for us. It is not designed as a tourist attraction or a business to be franchised. By opening our garden to visitors we hope to give you the opportunity to enjoy a really special day with friends, family or travel companions.
We hope to see you soon!
A brief history of Cloncallow
In 1914 the grounds (4 acres) here at Cloncallow were annexed from the main adjoining farm of Kilmartin. A small dwelling was constructed as a retirement home for two bachelor brothers. We do not know if the brothers ever actually took up residence. In the 1950’s a retired army man, Colonel Bredin, who had spent his career with the British Army in India moved in with his two daughters. His family had originally come from the townland of Cloncallow in Ballymahon, Co. Longford, so it was a nostalgic move for him to call the place Cloncallow.
What the name Cloncallow Means
Cloncallow is an anglicisation of the Gaelic place name “Cluain Colbhaigh” which means ‘Calva’s Meadow’. Another meaning of Cloncallow is ‘low lying and sheltered’ which aptly describes the garden here. Perhaps we can credit some of the wonderful planting to these early occupants. We are lucky to be the guardians of many beautiful mature trees on the property – Scots pines which mark the borders to the east and west, Weeping Silver Birch by the pond, Cherry Trees, a Cornus Capitata and several oaks.