The Ladies Walled Garden

The Ladies Walled Garden, set over three levels, has many unique features. This area offers a sheltered environment to nurture tender exotics and experiment with new species. Traditionally, walled gardens are almost austere and are laid out symmetrically, with an area containing vegetables to supply the household. Happily, this is not the case at Kells, where the pathways lead off in all directions, quickly melding into the surrounding landscape. The plants are exclusively decorative and there are some fine well-established specimens discernible to the educated visitor.

Some examples of plants to see here are, once again, very large specimens of Dicksonia antarctica, various other ferns, the palm, Juania australis, the massive Eucalyptus globulus and fine mature stands of the orange barked Chilean Myrtle, Luma apiculata.