Glenveagh National Park Castle & Gardens, Ireland

Glenveagh National Park in Ireland has an extensive wilderness area but there is also a proper castle with a perfect castle garden.

The garden manages to be both formal and half-wild at the same time.A grassy area lined with statues in the castle garden in Glenveagh National Park in IrelandStatuary and strategically-placed pots abound in the garden, placed with an eye on a surprise encounter as one wanders about the garden.A pot in the castle garden in Glenveagh National Park in IrelandA cherub sculpture in the castle garden in Glenveagh National Park in IrelandIn my experimentation in monochromes on Glenveagh Gardens I found that the ‘Happiness’ formula produced the best detail, especially around the eyes. A Statue in Glenveagh Castle Garden in Ireland Run Thorough Stackables 'Happiness' FormulaThese overgrown stairs lead up to a gate. Overgrown stairs lead up to a gate at Glenveagh National Park in IrelandA pool hidden at the edges of the garden.A vista of castle garden in Glenveagh National Park in IrelandMany details require a closer view in order to fully appreciate them.A stone wall with a dolphin fountain in the castle garden in Glenveagh National Park in IrelandA close-up of the dolphin fountain hidden in the wall that surrounds the garden.Fish fountain in Glenveagh National Park gardenThe kitchen garden with its espaliered apples contains many other food headed towards the castle table. Espaliered apples the castle garden in Glenveagh National Park in IrelandThe castle and solarium as viewed through a bower of hops. A view of the Castle through the hops in the castle garden in Glenveagh National Park in IrelandA bench by the castle solarium.A bench in the castle garden in Glenveagh National Park in IrelandIn the Glenveagh Castle notes it explains that the castle stands atop a slight promontory jutting into the lake, and was built of rough-hewn granite in the years 1870-73. A view of the Lake and the Castle from above in Glenveagh National Park in IrelandThe Castle turrets in Glenveagh National Park in IrelandA rare selfie of Al & Batz in front of Glenveagh Lake. Selfie of Al & Batz in front of Glenveagh Lake, IrelandA map of the park.Sign for Glenveagh National Park in Ireland

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