Attractions
/
Blessington

Hunting Brook Gardens

Address
Hunting Brook Gardens, Lamb Hill, Blessington, Co. Wicklow

At the heart of this excitingly contemporary Irish garden lies Jimi’s Wicklow home, a modest timber house that he built in 2002 and where he now lives with his partner Trevor and their friendly Old English sheepdog, Doris. Not just a home, the house is also the informal headquarters and classroom for the many different gardening and health and wellbeing workshops held at Hunting Brook, as well as the highly regarded plantsperson’s courses that he runs there twice a year.

Surrounding his home are many examples of the fiercely colourful and theatrically beautiful, large-scale planting combinations for which Jimi has become so well known, and which fill Hunting Brook’s sunny beds and steep banks and tumble down along the edges of its curling pathways.

Hidden at the bottom of a secret, shady gorge that lies just west of the house is the chattering mountain stream that gives Hunting Brook its name and which runs through it like an artery, tumbling its way over granite boulders and through a tranquil woodland that Jimi has begun to clothe with an understorey of choice shade-loving plants. From here, a zigzag of rough-hewn forest paths and a simple wooden bridge lead visitors across the stream, before winding steeply upwards into a sunny hillside and a wild meadow where a solitary Bronze Age standing stone keeps watch over the watery west Wicklow landscape.

GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 53.169658
Longitude: -6.534069

Discover Blessington

National Bird of Prey Centre

  • Blessington
  • wicklownews
  • Activities
At the National Bird of Prey Centre you will get a chance to meet Birds of Prey from around the world as well as our...

Threecastles, Oldcourt

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
A rectangular tower house with a barrel vault (a vault arched structure of monastery)  forming a ceiling or roof. The barrel consists of a semi...

Blessington Tourist Office

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Services
Blessington Tourist Office provides comprehensive information on what to do and places of interest to...

Blessington Lakes Drive

  • Blessington
  • visitwicklow
  • Attractions
On this 26km round trip you will get to experience one of Wicklow's hidden gems....

Disc Golf Course - Kippure

  • Blessington
  • Eoin Flood
  • Activities
Kippure Estate is opening Ireland’s first official Disc Golf Course. We are extremely excited about...

Irish Car Rentals

  • Blessington
  • wicklownews
  • Car & Camper Van Hire
Irish Car Rentals offers cheap car hire with 15 locations nationwide in Ireland. Dublin South...

Blessington Lakes

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
Welcome to the Blessington Lakes (Poulaphouca Reservoir) Set in the Wicklow Mountains, the Blessington Lakes...

Blessington

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Towns & Villages
[vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column width="1/3"]Blessington is one of the biggest towns in West Wicklow.  Beside the...

Grangecon Cafe & Food Store

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Cafes & Deli's
Wholesome aromas will draw you into Jenny and Richard Street’s smashing cafe, which retained its...

The Cow House @ June Blake's Gardens

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Accommodation
The Cow House is a recently restored 19th Century farm building set in the grounds...

Russborough House - Ireland's Ancient East

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
Russborough was built between 1741-1750 and is regarded as one of Ireland’s most beautiful houses....

Abhainn Ri Self Catering

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Accommodation
Abhainn Rí is a superb self-catering accommodation found in the heart of Wicklow, surrounded by...

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
This church, just 7km from Blessington, commands stunning views out over the Blessington Lakes. It...

Abhainn Ri Farmhouse

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Accommodation
Luxury Guest Bedrooms: Stay at a 170 year old traditional Wicklow farmhouse and enjoy luxury...

St. Mark's Cross

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
The 4.2m high cross at Blessington Village Cemetery known as St Mark's Cross, was previously...

Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Accommodation
Tulfarris is more than just a hotel, golf and leisure resort. It's a culmination of...

Blessington Greenway Walk

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • 2 Hours or less Walks
The Blessington Greenway walk links the historic town of Blessington with the Palladian mansion at...

Blessington Lakeshore Heritage Trail

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
The Blessington Lakes are nestled in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains. The waters of...
Read More
Amenities not found.